Truth or Consequences? The Negative Results of Concealing Who You Really Are on the Job

[4 min 49 sec] – Most know that hiding something from others can cause internal angst. New research by Haas Assistant Professor Clayton Critcher, Haas Marketing Group, suggests the consequences can go far beyond emotional strife and that being forced to keep information concealed, such as one’s sexual orientation, disrupts the concealer’s basic skills and abilities, including intellectual acuity, physical strength, and interpersonal grace—skills critical to workplace success.