More often we are required to place ourselves in vulnerable positions in the work place. Being vulnerable enhances opportunities for connecting in real ways with other people. Real connections improve work pleasure and the chance that goals are reached.
To allow yourself to be vulnerable requires trust and safety. Trust in yourself and in the people around you. The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to give them trust.
Then you work together to create an environment that feels ever more safe for everybody.
In a safe environment people will allow themselves to be vulnerable, openly admit that they are not perfect and that they have the intention to learn from mistakes.
Let’s start with giving each other our trust, precisely at the time when something lies beyond our comfort zone. Safety and demonstrating our vulnerability will then follow automatically.
Title: Daring Greatly
Author: Brené Brown
In Daring Greatly, Brené Brown describes what it means to be vulnerable in a world that is focused on perfectionism and taking risks without success being guaranteed. We speak of vulnerability in a clear and open manner. Whether it is work, relationships or upbringing: it is scary and difficult to be vulnerable, but it is even more difficult not to do it and ask yourself: what if I had tried it?