‘How to Embrace Emotions at Work’ is an informative TED talk by author and illustrator Liz Fosslien. Stressing that “you can’t just flip a switch when you step into the office and turn your emotions off” and that “feeling feelings is part of being human,” Fosslien educates her audience about “selective vulnerability” as a way to feel more authentic and true to oneself while at work.
The speaker goes on to explain the importance of letting go of past notions surrounding professionalism and the suggestion that emotion does not belong to the workplace. She explains how selective vulnerability helps to build trust, stronger relationships and ultimately a better working environment while sharing tips on flagging feelings to identify what’s behind them and how that could impact others.
This engaging talk is presented as part of TED’s Way We Work video series, focusing on empowering advice from leaders and innovators sharing ways to adapt to our changing world and workplace standards.