Breaking the Stereotype

‘Still waters run deep’ – a perfect way to describe the introverts in your workplace, isn’t it? They may seem quiet and shy on the surface, but don’t misjudge them to lack depth.

While it’s a stereotypical thought given out to the world that more expressive individuals in the organisation give out expressive results and quiet employees do not add much to the organisation’s progress, it should be noted that not everything that is heard is true. Every organisation has to have both employees, one who is extrovert and the other who is an introvert. This mixture of employees in an organisation enables perfect balance between individuals and their ideas for the organisation’s process and progress.

An employee necessarily need not to be expressive and poignant always, but he needs to be both quiet and thoughtful when the situation requires him to be. Quietness defines the employee’s interest in a task. It symbolises his thinking over a particular problem. According to research published by The American Institution Of Research, quiet individuals resolve a situation with a long lasting solution. Quietness also does not deal only with non-expressive personality of an employee, but it reflects the employee’s completeness and perfection. This means that one needs to be perfect and timely because it influences other employees in the organisation. He needs to always be open to communication that can build up ideas and better prospects for the organisation. This quality functions at two levels - a) It leads an example for other employees to follow who can emulate similar traits b) It mounts the organisational reputation at a height similar to the unimagined dream coming true. Quiet and completeness of an employee sculpts the culture, the future of the organisation as well as the honest passion among other employees. Introvert nature also makes an employee less stressful and a lot analytical and attentive. This quality invites the employee’s attention and attendance towards the work and his responsibility. Being aware of one’s responsibility is one of the most wanted calibres, which helps timely delivery of the work and no compromises or chaos at the workplace. Analytical behaviour of an employee encourages the cognitive process involved in the task completion. An analytical employee finds solutions to problems at ease without increasing stress level and ensures that the atmosphere in the workplace is not disturbed. Being one of the persons who is both analytical and responsible, can ensure the continued success of the organisation and can also organise a responsible atmosphere around the corner.

An employee is a shining star when he influences a Good Change in the workplace. Well that depends on how an employee engages to bring the change. Knowing and understanding oneself before dealing with the solutions to resolve others' flaws is one of the finest quality that the employee has to have. Introspective nature of an employee at the workplace moulds behaviour of other employees in a way that reflects no pique and enmity between each other. It encourages togetherness and acceptance of uniformity. An employee who dwells with this quality brings attraction to company success and distinction. This type of an employee develops a favourable work culture in the organisation. A work culture where everyone has a happy smile. A happy life. Where no one is jaded to spend their time at the place, with the people of the organisation. This brings a sterling growth of passion and hard work, which sways way for the company to progress at its imagined height. That is what called as a defining Change.

Excellence doesn't come with no change. If you need to go through and walk in the stars, you need to break the barriers of your own, without which you will remain at the position where you had begun. That is what is expected from an employee - to take his job at that height where no one can be his competitor, his detractor or against him. It can be understood that no one in the world is without flaws. Everyone has one or the other bug in their pockets, but the choice lies with us, whether to clean the bug bite or to settle with the bug! The expressive employees do have the ability to cease out bugs, but quiet employees also have solutions to front the problems and give out exceptional outcomes. What goes wrong is that we stick to stereotypes and flow accordingly. It is more important to exchange ideas, start a communication and make the quiet speak out their minds. After all, we know that there is no return unless we make an investment.