CEO of ITtechExec Stephen Van Vreede weighs the benefits and repercussions of being your “real self” at work, suggesting that doing so might benefit employees and employers alike.
Rochester, NY — Oct 21, 2015 — Stephen Van Vreede, CEO of ITtechExec, published a new blog post titled “Should You Try—Or Avoid—“Being Yourself” At Work?” In the post, he explains that researchers have found that there are some sizeable benefits to “being yourself” at work, from having more energy to bonding better with colleagues, though exactly how much to conceal or reveal is ultimately a deeply personal decision.
Van Vreede says, “For many people, it’s only natural not to reveal certain parts of their personality or history that could be viewed negatively in the workplace…But for the 63% in question, it’s not foibles or quirks that they are hiding–it’s major aspects of their humanity, such as natural appearance, health, sexual orientation, family situation, affiliation with certain groups, or belief systems.
And while it’s each employees prerogative to make the decision about what to reveal and what to conceal, some experts are beginning to question how much good it does to hide one’s true self in the workplace.”
Stephen Van Vreede is a personal brand strategist, certified resume writer, job search agent, and the CEO and owner of ITtechExec. Stephen has 10 years of experience in employment strategy and 8 years of corporate management experience. He holds an M.B.A. in Marketing from Villanova University.
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