One side believes that the office is not a place for friendships, with people acting as psychopaths. The other side sees friendship at the workplace as an important aspect for success.
The reality is that the workplace is made up of people, who will form friendships due to mutual trust, shared ideas,values, love and caring.
Liking everyone is impractical and discarding friendships entirely is isolating.
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No matter what the official line is, the workplace is an environment filled with subtle ideas, myths and working styles that distort our understanding of people.
We need to discard the myths and attempt to diminish the power of perception and the mental landscapes that shape our reality.
Myth: Different working styles are needed for leading, following and creating relationships: At work, people are often typecasted, making their personalities rigid and inflexible.
The reality is that everyone has a diverse set of characteristics.
When management is asked if work should be fun, they readily agree. The reality is that office perks aside, actual work is never meant to be fun, but is intentionally serious, creating the perception that work can never be fun by itself.
The reality is that fun activities and workplaces where employees actually enjoy their work is energizing and helps them increase engagement.
Myth - People don’t want to work hard: Many employees feel disengaged and do not believe in their work. They stress out and do not put the required energy into their jobs due to various factors like a bad boss or lack of value in the company.
If an employee is cared for and provided a good working environment, he will not be lazy.
Myth: Work is a zero-sum game: This misconception is due to the scarcity mindset that makes people compete and results in wasted effort and mediocre work.
The reality is that humans can come together to grow and reap unlimited rewards which are accessible to everyone.
The hybrid format is proving to be more than a passing trend. This shift is because most of the long-term effects of the pandemic are largely unknown, incorporating remote working into the business model is prudent.
Moreover, it’s in line with what employees want. Now that workers have had a taste of such a choice, flexibility comes up repeatedly, as one of the most important things for employees. And, as people become more conscious of the social and environmental impact of what we do, companies have a responsibility to cut unnecessary travel.
When job seekers apply for a position, they often have to jump through more hoops to prove themselves than in the past. Many companies demand drawn-out and multiple steps in the interview process that seem like a job in itself.
How a company treats you during the interview process is a good indicator of the company culture. Asking yourself some questions can give you valuable insight into the company.
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