Lack of Confidence At Work

There are three primary reasons that employee will lose motivation at work.

  1. Lack of Confidence
  2. Lack of Focus
  3. Lack of Direction

Today, I want to talk about the first one, “Lack of Confidence.”  Recently, we hired a new employee and over the past couple of weeks I have seen where a lack of confidence in being able to perform well at work has affected this person’s motivation.

It is not that there has been a lack of good training, it is the rough road of learning and being confident in their skill set that causes this “lack of motivation.”

As an employer or manager it is important that constant support of a new employee be in place and encouragement in what they are able to do that will encourage them to become more confident.  Try and remember what it was like for yourself when you started a new job or task and felt that struggle during the learning process.

When we can let new hires know approximately how long it should take them to catch on and master tasks it will help them gauge their progress and know that they are either doing well or not.  Having a good training program is essential along with throughout the day check-ins and conversations about how they feel they are doing and what help they may need.

If these training standards are set up and explained from the beginning it make the whole experience better for the employee and employer.



2 thoughts on “Lack of Confidence At Work

  1. loved your take on training but couldn’t disagree with the quote in the picture more. Yes, there are two jobs for managers, training and motivation. But if you’re not doing training you’re not messing up half the job, you’re neglecting all of it.


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