Why Positive Work Identity Is Being Used To Promote Diversity

We all think what we do at work is important and get caught up in what we do. 

Find out why Positive Work Identity is being used to promote Diversity

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • Why having a positive workplace identity is good for individuals and organisations
  • Why people feel good about their workplace identity if their job is considered virtuous
  • Why people feel good about their workplace identity if they have multiple social identities that complement each other and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

A Desirable Positive Work Identity

“Research says that having a positive workplace identity can be a good thing for organisations and us; it can foster creativity and enhance our ability to deal with stress”

The Virtuous Perspective to Positive Work Identity

It means that when the work we do is considered to require virtue. People think of the job as virtuous. Then we start to think of ourselves as having these virtues and that creates a positive feeling.

The Complementary Perspective to Positive Work Identity

“a work-related identity becomes more positive as multiple identities are viewed as complementary. Especially when the possession of one identity (e.g. Cultural background) can help with some positive outcomes related to the other identity (e.g., task performance, engagement).”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

Pathways for positive identity construction at work: Four types of positive identity and the building of social resources

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