Tackling Status Anxiety
Francesca Gino Keynotes - The Francesca Gino speeches on social anxiety use her book 'Sidetracked' to explain why peer...
As an example of how status anxiety can effect one's judgement, Gino describes a business scenario for viewers. She asks viewers to imagine that an individual is offered a job at a company where their peers all make the same wage. Then she asks people to imagine that this individual is also offered a second job, where their wage would be larger than the other job but not as large as their peers. She claims that most people would take the lower paying job because the second scenario would make them question their performance and value.
Gino encourages people to actively shut out status anxiety and avoid making peer comparisons in the workplace.