Importance of Increasing Self Esteem in the Workplace Essay

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In the modern world that we live in today, the concept self-esteem is constantly being used in our daily lives such as the workplace, home and even school. But what exactly does the term self-esteem means? In this essay, we will learn more about self-esteem, concepts correlated to self-esteem and how one can increase his self-esteem at the workplace.

As defined by Myers (2008), self-esteem simply means an individual’s overall sense of self-worth. Basically, how highly or lowly we think of ourselves is related to how high or how low our self-esteem will be. As with attitudes, there are two forms of self-esteem – explicit and implicit (Myers, 2008, p. 54). Explicit self-esteem occurs on a conscious level on the individual whereas implicit
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52). Self-control makes up of two factors – self-efficacy (how capable we feel on a job) and locus of control (Myers, 2008, p. 55-56). Simply, in self-efficacy, we look at our own strength on the task or jobs that we did. For locus of control, it is related to the two forms of self-esteem that we had talked about earlier. There is an internal locus of control (one control his own destiny) and external locus of control (one feels his destiny is controlled by fate or other outside forces) (Myers, 2008, p.56). Individuals with high internal locus of control copes better with his life and can achieve more opportunities than others. From one’s own hard work comes favorable outcome which will lead to a positive feeling and an increase of his self-worth. This has lead to an increase to his self-esteem.

In the workplace in these modern times, there are many variations of events that can ‘help’ to bring down one’s self esteem. So how exactly can one increase their self-esteem? Before anything can be done, he must first do an internal check on his strength and weaknesses. He must accept that no one is perfect. By knowing what his weaknesses are, he is able to focus more on his strengths.

An example would be when he is given a project to be completed within a specific deadline. If he realizes that his talent would be into designing anything creative, he can help by being the creative leader for the project and help to distribute the rest of the workload with his

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