Being \"yourself\" in the Workplace
Most of us spend a large part of our life at work and therefore being yourself at the workplace is pivotal to maximize your work potential, health and happiness. But what if you feel like you have to hide a very critical part of what defines you? Your gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, caste or a disability to get social acceptance. Read on to find out the struggle and dilemma one could go through in such a situation and thereby, the impact on the workplace..
People Skills at the Workplace
32 year old Shiamak is brilliant, creative, energetic and aggressive. A financial and strategic genius is what some would call him. Despite his brilliance and talent Shiamak is perceived by his peers and subordinates as self promoting, remote and intolerant. Relationships with his peers and subordinates were not a priority with him. He has just discovered a major production setback in an extensively publicized new product. Thousands of orders have been delayed, angry customers are furious and who knows how this news will affect the company's stocks. Things would not have reached such a crisis for Shiamak, if he had understood the value of building relationship with his peers and had his subordinates found him approachable, he might have been able to appreciate the cross-functional challenges of developing this particular product. Like so many other talented people he lacks the emotional competencies that would help him work better as a team.