It's okay to open up.

Author:Alleyne, Sonia
Position:SONIA ALLEYNE'S TIP OF THE MONTH - Working culture - Brief article

We don't go drinking with people at work that we "don't care for"; we opt out of social events because after work is our time; we think that people who ask too many questions at work are nosy; we don't talk about new positions because we might jinx them; we don't talk about salary because it's private. For most persons of color, we have been groomed to keep co-workers at a distance and not to tell "people" our business. Those guarded behaviors, however, exact a price in the workplace. They exclude us from becoming part of important networks that could advance our careers, and distance us from information that could be critical in helping us assess the dynamics of...

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