I've had some disturbing insights at work lately, namely that the director of my office seems to be wary of me because of my friendly, casual manners.
I want to be clear that I have not been unprofessional in the sense of acting or saying anything inappropriate. However, what my husband calls my "west coast egalitarianism" and lively personality may be at odds with what my boss considers to be poised and professional. I seem to have misread the office culture, or perhaps just misread my boss.
It would be hard for cyburbians to weigh in on whether I am correct in my concerns, or whether my demeanor has been appropriate, but I am curious how other planners balance formality, heirarchy, friendliness, professionalism etc.
Can anyone share insight from the trenches?