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How your workplace can hack the introvert advantage

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By illuminem briefings

· 2 min read

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🗞️ Driving the news: The workplace has evolved to become more inclusive and supportive of introverted employees, with changes like remote work policies and a focus on mental health 
• These changes have created a more favorable environment for introverts, who have historically faced challenges in traditional office settings

🔭 The context: Introverts, nearly half of the population, often find themselves overlooked for leadership roles and earn less than extroverts, despite evidence suggesting they perform well in such positions
• The shift towards remote and hybrid work models has particularly benefited introverts, offering them the space to work independently and manage their energy more effectively

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The increased acceptance and support of introverted employees in the workplace contribute to a more diverse and equitable work environment
• This diversity can lead to more innovative solutions to problems, including those related to environmental sustainability and social responsibility

⏭️ What's next: Leaders are encouraged to harness the strengths of introverted employees by developing their leadership skills, fostering one-on-one relationships, and creating introvert-friendly work environments
• Embracing cognitive diversity and checking biases can further enhance the potential of all employees

💬 One quote: "Remote work means introverts can manage their time and energy more effectively." - Molly Owens, CEO and Founder of Truity

📈 One stat: 96 percent of senior leaders are extroverted, despite extroverts and introverts each making up about half of the U.S. population.

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