In previous blogs I’ve talked about ‘imposter syndrome’ - the belief that somehow you are undeserving or about to be found out. Something that I know can be a frequent feeling in a new job.
This brings me to the title of this blog. In my last post I shared my top tips for success in the first 90 days of a new job. One point suggested to have patience and that it might be some time before you are bringing real value.
The truth is, in a new job you are likely on a steep learning curve. New processes, building a new network, new work instructions. Personally, as a Lean practitioner and a previous owner of Global process, I’m particularly process driven. So, when I get that feeling that I can’t do this, likely coming from my inner chimp (see the chimp paradox), I’ll remind myself that I’m simply learning new process. A growth mindset and constant learning is surely the best & most exciting place to be?
I’ll also remind myself of the business acumen and experience that I bring to the role. I may not know the processes, however I bring a fresh perspective and a curious mind.
Lean on your colleagues, I’ve had some brilliant support, ask the stupid questions (there is no such thing as a stupid question) and especially ask for TLAs (three letter abbreviations) to be spelt out!
Perhaps you can share what works for you when experiencing something that is pushing you to the boundaries of your comfort zone?
Thanks for reading.