“Despite having relevant skills, experience and qualifications, some people still feel overwhelmed by the feeling that they will one day be exposed as a ‘fraud’, and the burden of this worry can end up holding very talented people back.
Simply talking about the fact that ‘Imposter Syndrome’ exists, and that it’s a lot more common than we think, could be a huge relief to people who are gripped by these self-doubts.
Organisations can help a lot by encouraging openness, opportunities to develop and realistic expectations. They can also help by ensuring their management staff are all fully trained to mentor and assist employees and understand the importance of positive feedback.”
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