If you’ve read other articles here, you’re probably beginning to recognize that there are frequently patterns in how we behave at work. And apart from the carefully thought-out choices we make, “automatic behaviors” in the workplace can also step up to play a major role. Especially when it comes to finding success and happiness at work.
Automatic behaviors don’t arise overnight. Over the years, we learn a number of things that help defend us from the unknown. Or at least our subconscious believes these behaviors can protect us in some way. And so it sees them as a good thing — and works to keep them around.