Expectations at work

I met a senior manager, whom I am acquainted with, at the lift landing. We entered the lift and had a casual chat. It occurred to me that he was wearing a casual jacket to work. It seemed odd to me that he didn’t wear at least a blazer, topped off with an overcoat. Even though he is a senior manager. Surprise. I thought one must dress in a certain way at work because that is what is expected of you.

Revelation / light-bulb moment. At work, there is certain expectations, whether spoken or implicit, required of people. For instance, the way one speaks and interacts at work may be different from how one behave in for example a birthday party of a nephew. Just because the situation, the people are different. I think I am been applying the style communication style at work and in my personal life. OMG. Tweaks are needed.

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