Monday, February 10, 2014

Should You Be Sharing Your Personal Life At Work?

It's not bad to open up with your co workers sometimes, particularly if you already trust them. But some controlled discretion on your part should still be considered at times, especially if you're sharing your private life with friends within your workplace.

Before becoming personal, know what's safe to share and what is not. You can start by assessing your workplace's culture background, then consider the following scenarios;

If you're struggling with health issues:
If your condition needs your time off from work to seek medical care, it's always best to tell your employer about your diagnosis or write a letter to your HR department if you prefer to avoid emotional conversation. It's also okay to open up with your close co workers, but skip discussing specific details.

If you're not happy at work:
Take note just to disclose those selected details if you're not sure your friend can be truly trusted.

On the other hand, a new perspective might be just the one you need.

If you had a hangover:
If you had it the night after, it is better to keep mouth shut! :)