We’re living in a world where imposter syndrome exists everywhere. Especially in the tech world.
And there are two ends of the spectrum:
- The older, seasoned leaders and executives in enterprise are feeling outdated and archaic, because things are moving so fast.
- The young, unconfident youth that feel an overwhelming amount of unnecessary pressure from society to keep up and be the best at everything.
The problem? It creates a lot more animosity and politics. It creates barriers to innovation and ultimately more tension.
On one end there is a resistance to change, on the other end there is an unnatural push for disruption.
We Need To Bridge Our Gaps In Thinking
It’s important that we bridge the gaps in thinking where newer ways of working are concerned.
The experiences that seasoned leaders offer extend to the many traditional models that have worked and continue to work. Certain approaches have worked for decades. It’s been tried and tested.
However, it should go without saying that there is always room to improve, adapt and grow.
In the same way, the youth need to understand that you don’t need to be an expert with immediate effect, and disrupt the world in one go.
There’s no reason to break what works and change everything.
It takes incremental change to become an expert in your own space.
Become an expert in a small area, own it, grow it, expand on it. Ultimately, change consists of little pieces of work everywhere, not big bang transformations.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome in Tech is Key to Digital Transformation
As long as we feel intimidated by the tech that’s out there, by our age, and by the pressure to rush success, we’re never going to shift our way of thinking.
You need to shift your way of owning your areas of responsibility.