Should You Be Yourself or Wear a Mask in an Organization?

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Should You Be Yourself or Wear a Mask in an Organization?
Oscar Pyngrope, Student (MBA), India

According to the video "All the World is a Stage (Shakespeare)" in relation to impression management, my question is:
In an organization, what is more important: to be "one true self " or to put on "series of masks" when dealing with various members of the organization?

Be True to Yourself
VILMA JOY VALLE, Philippines
@Oscar pyngrope: It is better to be true to yourself. Never rely on "series of masks" that are not your own to put on your unique identity. "One true self" doesn't mean you only have one feature and attribute. Though we are unique to one another, there are always shared or common features and attributes we can always use to deal with one another. Look at those things and don't deviate yourself from who you are not. .

Behind the Facade
Molly OReilly, Professor, United States
The sign on my office door reads: "Please leave thy masks at the door."
Moreover, I often refer to the word 'Namaste', meaning the 'goodness in me recognizes the goodness in you.' From this aspect, we can communicate authentically, promoting relationships built on mutual respect, mutualizing true leadership with positive intent.

Real I Without Masks
srinivas, Test Manager, India
Probably the following link may give more info on real I without masks…


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