There is an enormous upside when a team of individuals elect to just “be themselves” at work so why do some employees decide to hide their “authentic self?” Some characteristics of each group include:
What Can a Team Leader Do?
- Recognize when an employee is being authentic and reward that behavior.
- Ask an interesting question at the beginning of a team meeting that builds trust and allows team members to appropriately “reveal” something about themselves.
- Share a secret talent we don’t know about…
- Tell us about your first job.
These questions will build team morale and camaraderie for everyone.