‘Authentiek’ zijn blijkt lang niet altijd verstandig

https://chro.nl/artikel/authentiek-zijn-blijkt-lang-niet-altijd-verstandig

Participants

  • Hannes Leroy
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Referenced
  • Hannes Leroy
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

Media outlets

  • CHRO.nl (Online)

Description

Hannes Leroy, Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management, has been mentioned in an article. The article discusses being yourself at work and authenticity. Authenticity can lead to psychological benefits, including boosting self-esteem, and making people feel happier and more energised at work. But it can also be disadvantageous. Hannes Leroy states that “whether you have your first day at school, a job interview or are going on a date, people will always tell you: “just be yourself” and everything will be alright. However, our study found that being yourself is not equally beneficial for everybody. There can be a clear disconnect between feeling authentic and being perceived as authentic. What is really important is if you want to be successful in the workplace, meaning you want to be seen as a better leader, as someone who is good at closing deals, is that you are perceived as authentic. But only if it is also aligned with feeling authentic. And that’s where it often goes wrong. Authenticity can has disastrous consequences, as it is a complex phenomenon.”