Written by Katie Hope.
When you’re at work, do you behave in the same way as you do when you’re at home? Or do you have a work persona – a duller, more subdued version of your real self?
Of course there are certain behaviours, such as swearing, or nudity, for example, that aren’t acceptable in any workplace, but having a toned down version of yourself could be no good for you or your company.
“Zombies”, is how Elisa Steele, chief executive of tech firm Jive Software refers to such people.
She says that companies that don’t try to encourage staff to express themselves at work, and instead try to force them to fit into some kind of corporate clone – doing what they’re told to do without questioning – will lose out.
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