New team members can feel intimidated when they join a new team. They want to fit in and contribute right away.
However, fear of failure can rear its ugly head and cause them to second guess themselves. Fear can be brought on for many reasons:
Your team may not even be aware they are self-sabotaging themselves by embracing these fears. One of the most common fears we deal with focuses on external forces: fear of what other people think. Holding on to their image or reputation will prevent them from taking big risks and delivering big results.
You can identify this problem on your team by looking for these signs:
Excellent communication and a positive culture can go a long way in helping employees with fear of failure. But first, you have to identify the root of the fear.