“ What can you do feel more ease at work? Act responsibly: “I belong here, and it’s ok to have my particular skills here, and my limitations, too. My code works, the work that I do is important to somebody else.” Make all status information public: “I make public commitments, I make myself accountable. Transparency at work yields freedom from fear of embarrassment.” Value feedback appropriately: take it in context, be realistic; don’t give in to flattery or attack.
May 1, 2007