When Harvard professor Francesca Gino suggests you engage in a little rebelliousness in the workplace, she’s urging you to be authentic rather than to graffiti the walls in the toilets. Gino’s 15-minute keynote presents rich research regarding the impact of authenticity on performance, feelings and behavior. She makes a strong case for greater individuality in the workplace, although her link between authenticity and rebelliousness needs further clarification. Leaders and HR professionals interested in enhancing their corporate culture will enjoy Gino’s insights.
In this summary, you will learn
- How conformity influences behavior and feelings,
- What makes an entrepreneur more successful during a business pitch, and
- How managers can improve employee engagement and performance by promoting authenticity.
About the Speaker
Francesca Gino is the head of the Negotiation, Organizations and Markets Unit at Harvard Business School.