Adjusting To New Team

Dinesh, after 4 years of his first job moved out for a better role and opportunity to a different company. He had been feeling restless and incompetent in his new role. He thought of contacting his previous manager to go back again.

Observations through probing & active listening

  • Exploring his feelings about his current job, and nostalgia for previous- he missed his old friends from previous company
  • What made it easier in his previous company? Most of the team comprised of male colleagues. His present company had majorly female colleagues
  • He missed the comfort, leave alone performing he couldn’t even interact with them

How Dinesh felt better

  • Through the technique of graded exposure - starting from minimal contact- his confidence and comfort was established
  • Normalizing the experience of anxiety and managing it through various coping techniques

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