We’re at odds with what we want, believe and do. Emotions don't belong in the workplace, we say. At work, the facts rule, and emotions are a distraction. People need better boundaries between their feelings and work. Emotions impact performance negatively. Emotions are sloppy and unpredictable.
It's interesting that we're taught to not let emotions get in the way in interviews, even though unconsciously (iirc) we make a decision about hiring someone 30 seconds after they walk through the door. And I think there is a place there for acknowledging our feelings (biases) and evaluating someone on their skills and merits.
Beyond that scenario, though, your point about combining thinking and emotions makes sense, and seems to have been pointed out why gender-balanced teams tend to perform better than single-gender ones. There's a more natural balance with emotions and everyone comes out better in the end :)