Common office etiquette has it that the workplace is not a place to share your feelings – especially negative ones. Among millennials, however, some have come to consider the notion of splitting yourself into a “work self” and a “private self” as being both disingenuous and emotionally unhealthy. But for long-time management consultant and start-up co-founder Lawrence Krubner, trying to relate to your co-workers the same way you interact with your buddies won’t get you very far in the world of work. He has written a passionate defense of discretion in the workplace as a way of both protecting yourself and advancing your career. Whether you are a millennial or work with millennials, getAbstract considers Krubner’s opinion piece an excellent conversation starter.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why sharing your feelings openly in a work setting is counterproductive,
- Why being guarded will continue to pay off when climbing the career ladder.
About the Author
Lawrence Krubner is a software development consultant at Smash Company and co-founder of three start-ups.
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1 year agoI’m not sure if I got the gist of the authors intended outcome. Perhaps this time the abstract is too short. Having said that there are some key points for everybody, executive men and women as well as millennials entering the work place.