A Client's Journey
When Jane* looked at her desk one morning, she froze. How had her life got so dull? Growing up, the one thing Jane knew for certain was that she didn't want a desk job. She wanted to go out, do something with her hands, talk to people. Yes, there'd be some admin, of course, and at the beginning of her career, that's exactly how it was. A childhood dream becoming reality.
But now? Very little of Jane’s time is devoted to what she loves doing. Jane knows that she should be grateful. For the trust the company is placing in her. For the security of a senior and well-paid position. For everything her parents did to help her get here. But try as she might, Jane can't find passion for what she's doing every day. It feels like she’s running around in circles.
Her frustrations and dissatisfaction have made her a micromanager. Her team doesn’t like her because they feel watched and criticised. The tension is palpable.
That was a year ago.
Today, Jane is treating her team like seeds she planted as a child: knowing they need space and time to grow. She’s also embracing her role and shares her team’s successes with the company's executives. And she’s mentoring other team leaders with her knowledge.
* Names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.