How Façades of Conformity Reveal An Inclusion Issue

Have you ever pretended to be something you’re not in order to get along at work?

Find out why this can have long term negative effects

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about facades of conformity

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • Why Façades of Conformity are important to understand
  • My personal experience of creating Façades of Conformity
  • The damage caused by Façades of Conformity and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

Façades of Conformity mask your true self

“When you create a façade of conformity, you end up suppressing your personal values while pretending to express values that you don’t hold.”

Façades of Conformity are both verbal and non-verbal

“It can be non-verbal, this includes the way you dress, even nodding in agreement with people can be a façade of conformity”

Façades of Conformity are a response to conflict

“That means you know there’s a conflict; you know there’s an issue and you’re choosing to create the façade. I did.”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

“And the Award for Best Actor Goes to…: Facades of Conformity in Organizational Settings”

The Performance of Self In Everyday Life  [Book Review]

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