As a person with a nontechnical background, you could experience feeling like a fish out of water or get frustrated at not understanding all the work's context. In this video, learn how to deal with that uncertainty to succeed in your role.
- So, talking about things feeling weird,…if you come from a non-tech background…and are suddenly thrown into a tech project or group,…don't be surprised if you feel like a fish out of water.…This is completely natural,…it happens to all of us when we're asked…to step out of our comfort zones.…I think the biggest challenge, at least for me,…is the feeling of ignorance.…I very much dislike not understanding…what people are talking about,…and I've been in this situation, too.…
I've walked into projects that were already in play…and sat in meetings with only the faintest idea…of what people were talking about.…I mean, here I am,…I'm supposed to be helping develop…a communications or training program…around a project where I don't really understand…what the project is actually supposed to achieve.…Talk about feeling like a dope,…and a little bit of a phony, too.…But the thing is none of us are born knowing everything,…as much as some people would like you to believe otherwise.…
It was completely natural for me…to feel ignorant because honestly?…
- Identify the best practices for building trust and credibility with a technical team.
- Define “data-driven conversation.”
- Recognize strategies that will help a nontechnical professional adapt to a technical team.
- Name three ways you can help employees in a fast-growing department get up to speed on projects and tasks.
- Recall the major role of a manager.
- Determine the benefits of a flexible work environment.