Spaces to talk about the pain of self-management
Category: Self-management - teams, colleagues and (former) managers
The transition to self-management can be at times both exhilarating and painful. Spaces to explore the pain with colleagues can offer great relief. Oh, I'm not the only one having trouble with this. Perhaps there is nothing wrong with me after all!
Similarly, when someone struggling hears a colleague share a breakthrough, it gives them inspiration and confidence.
Creating such spaces has another benefit: when people don't have a place to express their pain, they often project it out. Self-management is a stupid idea, this will never work! You'll avoid much unnecessary struggle by simply offering a space where people can express how challenging this transformation can be.
My hope is for the comments below the video to surface our collective wisdom on the topic. This could enrich the videos tremendously.
Have you experienced something similar in your own journey? What did you do about it? If you have something meaty to share, please add a link to an article, a video ... Feel free to agree or disagree with what I say, but always: please keep it on topic, relevant, practical. And of course, let's keep things respectful and kind. Please don't comment if what you say is off-topic or wouldn't benefit viewers of this page.