In a Nutshell: Issue 63


As a strategy for coping with perceived job insecurity in the workplace, some employees will suppress their personal values and pretend to embrace organisational values. While this response can be unconscious, this timely research finds that the conscious effort to better 'fit in' via inauthentic expression, can become taxing and threaten employees' commitment to their organisation.

Ed Houghton

Reviewed by:

Edward Houghton, Research Advisor, Human Capital Metrics and Standards

Edward is the CIPD's Research Advisor for Human Capital Metrics and Standards. He is responsible for leading the organisation's human capital research work stream exploring various aspects of human capital management, theory and practice; including the measurement and evaluation of the skills and knowledge of the workforce. He has a particular interest in the role of human capital in driving economic productivity, innovation and corporate social responsibility.

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