What does it mean to be “authentic in the workplace?” Better yet, what does it mean to truly bring one’s “whole” or “best-self” to the workplace? What are the boundaries? What can we do to make it real so that employees thrive and the organization achieves its goals?
These are important questions to consider as many organizations and leaders aspire to cultivate cultures of inclusion and belonging. Studies have shown that being one’s authentic self can be particularly difficult for individuals who are from underrepresented groups and dynamics like covering and imposter syndrome can stifle productivity and engagement. Moreover, many leaders do not have the skills or awareness to create environments where employees can be and bring their authentic selves. This course seeks to address this.
As part of this session, learners will:
Understand one’s role in cultivating a supportive culture where employees feel as they belong and can be their authentic, best selves.