Can You Really Be Yourself at Work?
We often hear the same question: “Can I be myself at work?” The answer is yes. Employees can feel comfortable acting like themselves at work, according to Jordan Sudberg, a pain management specialist. He says that employees should feel free to be themselves and express their opinions at work because it will lead to a healthier workplace.
He says that “acting like yourself” does not mean you have to be unprofessional or disrespectful. It just means you should feel free to say what you think and how you feel without fear of being judged or punished for it. The key is for organizations to create an environment that fosters authenticity.
He mentions three things in his article:
1) Establishing trust and rapport with your coworkers
2) Creating a culture of respect
3) Giving employees the opportunity to be human
According to Sudberg, “people who work in environments where they’re comfortable with their coworkers and feel like they can be themselves will be less likely to put on these masks or act like somebody else.” He also states that “the more you feel like you have a voice and that your voice is heard in the workplace, the less likely you’ll be to go out of your way to put on these masks.”
Sudberg argues that workers are not able to show their true selves because they are constantly being evaluated by their managers and coworkers. This leads them to construct a false self, which can lead to poor mental health and a lack of fulfillment in their work lives.
Sudberg has been quoted as saying that he feels comfortable acting like himself at work. He says that this is because Google has a culture of openness and honesty. Some companies are not so lucky as to have such a culture. They have strict policies on what employees can and cannot do. Employees are not allowed to make mistakes or act in ways that would be frowned upon by the company. This leads to employees feeling like they can’t be themselves at work.
There are many benefits to being yourself, and one of them is increased creativity. When you are yourself, you have more thoughts coming in and out of your head, which means that your creativity increases. Jordan Sudberg also argues that it is important to be yourself at work because it will make you more productive and happy. Sudberg claims that people who are more authentic have better relationships with their coworkers and bosses.
In his new book “The Power of Unpopular,” he also discusses how to manage your thoughts about being unpopular in the workplace. He says that by focusing on what you can control, which is your own thoughts, feelings, and actions, you will feel less pressure about what other people think about you.
In conclusion, it is essential for companies to create an environment where their employees can be themselves. Companies need to make changes if they want to keep their employees happy and engaged in their jobs.