Covering is what happens when people are afraid to show their true selves, in social groups, work environments, even in boring family meetings. They feel shy or insecure about what people might think of their authentic opinions, behaviours or favorite rock bands.
This occurs when the Common Knowledge Effect happens to people’s mindsets, it’s our mental handbrake that tells us that different is bad and that we all must behave in a similar way if we want to fit in.
How does authenticity boost our creativity and productivity?
And most importantly how we can build relationships where everyone can bring their most authentic self to the table.
Ricardo is accountable for crafting diversity and strategies that strengthen business and drive value-creation. In his role he helps companies on to create a world where everyone can belong anywhere, starting by the work environment
He has worked for the past 9 years for companies such as Airbnb, Oracle, IBM and L’Oréal as business strategist, principally focused on sales, processes and consulting, highly focused on results and conflict management.
Ricardo recently was nominated to be part of the 41+1 Executives ranking by Expansion Magazine.
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