Sridhar Rajendran

Sep 30, 2019

4 min read

Is it possible to bring your whole self to work?

Maybe, or maybe not.

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Gimme some beats

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SCENARIO 1: Only Jake doesn’t like heavy metal music while all the other employees are fine it.

SCENARIO 2: Except Amy, everyone on the team hates heavy metal music.

SCENARIO 3: Jake and some of the colleagues dislike heavy metal music, while Amy and a bunch of folks love it.

If you were the manager of the team, what would you do in this scenario?

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Was this policy fair to all employees?

So coming back to the original question — can everyone bring their whole self to work?

  • pandering to every whim and fancy of individuals or
  • walking on egg-shells around each other or
  • trying to please everyone (fyi — it’s not possible) or
  • being passive-aggressive or
  • ignorning genuine needs
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