“My idea of being a manager was exactly opposite of what it is in reality.”
Jahnvi used to say this whenever she found a stumbling stone in her journey as a new manager. Jahnvi recently started her journey as a first-time manager at a fast-paced tech company. Her new role has definitely brought along excitement for her, however, sometimes she feels in over her head due to the struggles to keep up with her job responsibilities.
At times, she felt isolated and unsure of finding the right words to communicate with her team. She found herself suffering from the “I can do it faster myself” fallacy, and kept on taking more work than delegating to others. When she reflected on what she was doing as a manager, she thought, “This is exactly the opposite of what I visualized as being a manager.”