The article below is from Psychology Today’s website and is about a subject that flies below the radar in most workplaces, but is really very prevalent. There are so many people who suffer from low self-esteem at work, but they never let others know. More important, they do not know what they can do about it.
How do you let your boss or co-workers know that you do not feel like you are worth much when you are on the job? Feeling inadequate everyday at work will eventually take its toll on you mentally and physically. The fact is that you are probably thinking lower of yourself than anyone of your co-workers think of you.
Low self-esteem also can cause you to put in much less effort to your job than what is required. Over time this can cause you hardship as you may be let go if your are not producing what is expected for your position. If you or someone you are close to is suffering from low self-esteem while on the job the article below may be of help to you. Not only does the article address this issue, but the website has very valuable resource information.
Psychology Today 12/2/2010
One of the best defenses against depression is also one of the most elusive. A strong and positive sense of self immunizes against depression, but it is hard to build and maintain.
Research has shown that the more roles people fill, the more sources of self-esteem they have. Meaningful work has long been one of the important ways to feel good about oneself.
But where work has traditionally been a source of self-esteem, that link is now endangered. The one thing that is most likely to suffer damage in today’s workplace is precisely what most of us hope to get there—self-esteem.