Now that we are 2 years into working remotely (for the most part anyway), we have become experts in Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Slack, you name it… At the same time we got sick of demonstrating our (occasionally messy) apartments. In fact, I recently attended a webinar (on Zoom!) talking about remote meeting etiquette. Putting up a clean virtual background was strongly suggested.
But do we really want to do that? Sure, it can be a pain to clean up daily and worry about the lighting, but hiding your space deprives you of your chance to show your true personality. And everyone is craving authenticity in the age of polished social media profiles!
Last July, I was invited to give an interview for STEM to the Sky online magazine for middle and high school students who are interested in science. Sure, my apartment is far from Pinterest-perfect; but despite the fact that the interview was mostly focused on my scientific career, it have me an opportunity to also show my artistic side.
Bringing your whole self to work
Last year, I participated in a professional book club, where we read “Humor, Seriously”. While the main focus of the book was on how we can use humor to propel ourselves in our careers, the authors also emphasized how most people mistake exaggerated seriousness for professionalism. I am totally guilty of this! But in fact, it is bringing our whole selves to work, that will help us build bonds and move up the professional ladder. And while it might feel a bit forced to come to the office and start talking about your personal life, having art that reflects your personality in the background can lead to some great conversation starters.
So come check out these framed part prints available in my Red Bubble Shop! They will make you look, sound and feel smart AND authentic!
P.S. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know which print you’ve ordered and I will send you a short description of the science behind it. That will surely get your colleagues talking!
Click on each image to purchase or visit my RedBubble Shop to find great prints of my art on all sorts of goodies!
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