Workplace subculture has long been ingrained with a ‘code’ of normality.
This code consists of unwritten rules and beliefs that establish a rhetoric of how, or how not to behave to fit in. Written to serve certain majority or powerful groups, this code therefore rests on an assumed homogeneity that does not exist.
Some therefore find themselves situated farther from the code, needing to change parts of themselves to greater degrees than others to assimilate. Here they face a double bind; sacrifice authenticity or diverge from the code. And where non-conformity and embracing authenticity carries social and reputational risk, the decision is complex.
This series of personal journey articles showcases stories of our wonderful Baringa employees. They share their experience of the ‘code’ at Baringa, throughout their career, and as individuals.
Through these personal narratives, the series aims to unravel Baringa's code, exploring its impact on our people and seeking opportunities for its redefinition.
Our objective is to instigate social and organisational change within Baringa and beyond, fostering an environment where our people feel liberated to bring their genuine and best selves to work.
We trust that these stories will provide insights, wisdom, and empathy. They are intended to demonstrate that authenticity is an act of courage, beauty, and, fundamentally, a necessity in the workplace.
Amber Madden-Nadeau: unmasking autistic authenticity
Amber Madden-Nadeau, expert in Energy and Resources, shares her story navigating neurodiversity in the workplace.Read more
Baringa: a space to bring my whole self to work
Catherine LeBoeuf, Energy and Resources expert, shares her journey and how Baringa has helped her navigate the paradox between authenticity and the ‘corporate world code'.Read more
Curating who I wasn’t to fit in
Anya Davis, Partner and sponsor of DEI at Baringa, shares her journey navigating workplace gender biases, and discusses how having a daughter impacted this.Read more