Introduction to Workplace Influence on Individuality

What you’ll learn to do: Describe how the modern workplace can both homogenize/conform behavior, and encourage individuality and personal expression

A smiling man sitting at a computer desk. He has a sticky note on his forehead that reads "Be Happy"Today’s workforce is a balancing act. It is important to promote diverse thinking while also aligning all employees to the company mission and goals. It is important to streamline processes within an organization while also allowing room for creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. So how can a company successfully balance all of these expectations?

In this section, we will explore a variety of strategies companies can use to become both more unique and more uniform. While this sounds like an oxymoron, it is actually a feasible goal. By outlining acceptable behavior, companies can set guidelines for their non negotiable company standards. It is also important to understand that diversity and individuality are not the same. While they each have their benefits, they should not be used interchangeably. We will also explore different management approaches that can be used to better develop an organization. Finally, with the continued growth of technology in the workplace, it is important to understand how technology can impact organizational behavior. Understanding its influence can help companies to better prepare and adapt to challenges. Let’s jump in and explore conformity versus individuality in the workplace!


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