The pressure is on for organisations to allow individuals to be more authentic in the workplace. What exactly is authenticity—and how do we move towards it?
Authenticity is when one’s self-expression is in alignment with one’s internal sense of self.
During our formative years, we learn to create different, compartmentalised versions of ourselves to fit into different situations. This shifting of our personas is perhaps most obvious in our educational or work environments. To be authentic, on the other hand, is to integrate these different versions of ourselves and to just act like ourselves, in accord with our core values, beliefs and motivations, regardless of the situation.
Acting authentically promotes personal well-being and overall fulfilment, and leads to stronger interpersonal r
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