Not Everyone Needs, or Wants, to Come out of Their Shell
Put your hand up if you’re an introvert!
…. Or maybe that’s a bit too out there, maybe just sit quietly and nod 😂
And I’ll be nodding right there beside you like the proud introvert that I am! 👋
A huge point that I strive to get across when speaking on what makes a workplace Brain-Friendly, is to stop trying to force introverts to be MORE extroverted. The amount of times I have seen teams try to force people into social situations that they do not 🙅 want to be in, just for the sake of team building, is wild!
Instead of forcing our introverted team members to be “more outgoing”, why not engage with them in a way that they are comfortable with?
Food for thought: When was the last time that you heard someone say “It would just be so nice if you would go back into your shell a little bit! People would really like you more once they got to know less of you.” – sounds ridiculous when you put it that way! 🤭
Want more brain-friendly tips?
Check out my Wall Street Journal bestselling book, The Brain-Friendly Workplace: Why Talented People Quit and How to Get Them to Stay. And if you felt inspired, please leave an Amazon review. I read every single one and would love to see yours there!
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