According to a report from the professional networking site LinkedIn, the majority of employees believe that showing more emotions at work makes them more productive and increases their sense of belonging.
More than 3 in 4 (76 percent) professionals in India feel more comfortable expressing their emotions at work after the pandemic, the report said, based on a survey of 2,188 professionals in India between May 25 and 31. .
According to the report, nearly 9 in 10 (87 percent) of employees interviewed agreed that showing more emotions at work makes them more productive and strengthens a sense of belonging.
Professionals in India don’t hold back their emotions and become more vulnerable: Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) admit to crying in front of their boss, and one-third (32 percent) have done so more than once, it said.
However, 7 in 10 (70 percent) professionals believed there was a stigma around sharing feelings at work.
The report also said that more than a quarter of professionals in India are still concerned about putting on their hands for fear of looking weak (27 percent), unprofessional (25 percent) and judged (25 percent).
According to the report, nearly 4 in 5 (79 percent) female professionals agreed that they are often judged more than men when they share their emotions at work.
About 76 percent of professionals surveyed in India agreed that “joking a joke” at work is good for office culture, but more than half (56 percent) consider it “unprofessional”.
On the other hand, 9 in 10 (90 percent) professionals believed that humor is the most underused and underappreciated emotion at work.
Globally, Indian and Italian workers come out on top as the funniest workers in the world, with more than a third (38 percent) joking at least once a day.
Australian workers (29 percent) came out as the least funny compared to Germans (36 percent), British (34 percent), Dutch (33 percent) and French (32 percent).