Why Being The Work Weirdo is a Good Thing

Uber is one of the biggest companies in the world right now – it’s worth an estimated $50 billion; but less than 15 years ago Uber was just another crazy idea that no one thought could ever be a real possibility. So next time you’re in a meeting and you have something to say that you worry might be too crazy, weird or different…just say it! You could make a real difference. Your idea could be the new Uber..!

Every office has a weirdo. And if you can’t think of one, then it’s probably you.


The key to getting it right at work is striking the perfect balance between personality and professionalism. Taking steps to be an authentic person at work can be difficult – often people feel they need to choose between their professional self and having a personality . But this shouldn’t be the case – you can be professional and have a personality at the same time. This will help others see that your authentic side of you – which will boost others trust and assurance in you.


Being yourself makes things interesting. For example, imagine interviewing a selection of candidates for a role. If there were 2 with the right experience and one had some awesome anecdotes and stories to tell, that may be a bit off-the-wall and strange…I know who I would choose! Being yourself sets you apart from the competition.

Enjoyable to work with

Following on from the last point, being professional and having a personality can make you much more interesting to work with. No one wants to work with a robot!

Cultivate creativity

Working in a fun and interesting environment means your creativity will go wild. You’ll inspire others to think creatively in turn changing the working environment as a whole. Why not collaborate with someone you’ve never worked with before? Or plan a team outing to somewhere interesting? Sometimes the simplest things can have the biggest effect.

Push boundaries

Creating your best possible work comes from pushing boundaries and trying new things. Some things will work, others wont. You never know when you will strike gold on a great idea.

What do you think are the best traits in the workplace? let us know in the comments below!

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By Ruby Lowe

Account Executive at Link Humans, download our 12 Essentials of Employer Branding eBook now.