Even before the pandemic, levels of personal resilience and well-being were a challenge globally. The #beyourselfatwork survey highlights that most of us can be our worst enemy, critical of ourselves and often experiencing Imposter Syndrome. Our overthinking and want to do things perfectly can affect our happiness but also our ability to fully make a difference at work. By compromising our true selves we withhold our confidence and best self. No matter where you work, in people and culture, or in any role or industry you can use the results of this amazing survey to reset your confidence and be you.
The Top Line Messages #beyourselfatwork Survey
- Just 16% feel that they can bring the real them to where they work.
- 55% of those surveyed worry constantly about what people think of them.
- 67% compare themselves unfavourably to other people.
- 49% say their manager isn’t being the best of themselves at work.
- Just 4% are consciously building themselves up through positive self-talk regularly.
Overall statistically half of us are a different person at work to at home.
Women are 64% more likely than men to feel that they can be themselves at work. Women can classically be seen as being less confident than men and the survey shares that confidence for women can be a challenge.
Confidence Facts | Women vs Men
- Women are 21% more likely than men to unfavourably compare themselves to others.
- Women are 38% more likely to feel Imposter Syndrome than men.
- Women are 21% more sensitive on the inside than men when something doesn’t go according to plan.
- Women’s confidence is 14% more likely than men’s to fluctuate.
- 62% more women than men shared a lack of confidence stops them being themselves at work.
Despite this, one reason why women may feel more able to be themselves at work than men is that they report a 61% greater level of self-awareness in terms of knowing who they are, their values, vs. men. Women are 18% happier in their working lives than men. And are eight times more likely than men to feel comfortable speaking up when something doesn’t feel right.
The women surveyed were generally less in control of their inner reactions than men;
- Women are 35% more likely to let their mood be affected by others than men.
- Women are 8% more frequently cross, withdrawn or quiet at work than men.
- Women are 17% more likely to withhold who they are before others prove to them it is OK