What does it mean to ‘be yourself’ at work? Essentially it’s the practice of authentically presenting yourself to others, both in word and action, regardless of the situation. In short, it means being true to who you are. Andrew Pownall, Senior Associate with Moir Group shares his experience.
Andrew Pownall: Many of us now find ourselves operating in a hybrid model that’s working from home and also spending part of the week in the office as well. I just wanted to really talk about what being yourself when working from home means to me. Being yourself and working in the office is probably easier to define. For me, it’s about being comfortable with your talents, your vulnerabilities, failures and accomplishments, and really feeling uh free and easy and open to talk about those in the workplace. But how do you define being yourself when working from home? For me, it’s about balance. Being a dad to two young children it’s important that I’m there for both of them at the start and at the end of the day. It’s also about being there for them, those important moments in life when your children achieve something very special. I really don’t want to miss out on that. At Moir Group, I certainly feel that my life work balance is encouraged and truly supported. Focusing on outputs rather than inputs allows me to have that balance.
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