What happens when we go to work? We carry all the burdens we do in our everyday lives — our hopes, dreams, failures, childhood and other traumas, and more.
Work is not a magical place where we can just drop everything at the front door (or front desk) and act like we’re a different or perfect person. The workplace is, of course, a place for work. But we can’t hide our humanity or burdens from our jobs, our bosses, or our co-workers.
Many becomes adept at wearing a work mask at the workplace, yet the mask is rarely perfect or a perfect fit. Our troubles, personalities and concerns still rear their heads. How does a boss deal with all this while getting the best from their employees? How does an employee put their best foot forward, all the while coping with trauma or other serious concerns?