For New Members: 5 Steps to Build Confidence

By: Stephanie Mojal

Date Published: September 23, 2016

You’ll probably have new members in your group or organization. It’s normal for them to have little confidence, since they haven’t tried working in the team. However, we can change that with these 5 simple steps.


  1. Give A Helping Hand for Them To Learn and Improve

Confidence and capability are often associated with each other. If a new member in a team or organization doesn’t feel improving professionally, and that his or her expertise are used below the optimum level, he or she will immediately have uncertainty in his or her own capabilities.

To enhance the confidence of your new team member, you should assist them in making their skills and better and learn new ones. This way, they’ll be able to have a more significant part in giving something for the group or organization.

  1. Assign One Step at A Time

If you want to develop a member’s capability, which also results to improving their confidence, then you’ll have to make sure that you entrust them with something to improve in the area that they’re interested in. However, don’t delegate them too soon or too quick. Leave him or her in his or her own space and equipment.

When a member is lacking some self-confidence, there is no better way than to assign them something and look for them closely until they don’t need you to look over their soldiers. This way, you won’t just improve their confidence, but also practice each step of the task.

  1. Concentrate on His or Her Strength

As the team leader or manager, you might have a big effect on what people do in your group or organization. If you really care for them, you should give them tasks they’re really good at and they genuinely want to do. When his or her existing skills are practiced and mastered, his confidence and motivation will eventually show. Therefore, you’ll have to know the strengths of each of the member of your team, especially the new ones.

  1. Be Encouraging

One of the most critical steps in boosting a person’s confidence is to express your support and grow him/her emotionally. To do this, you’ll have to know how to listen to each one of them, and be genuinely concerned about what they currently feel and think. If you know your member on a personal stage, it will be easy for you to find a way on how to visibly support them. You can also praise him/her for his/her good work, and even leave a positive feedback. This will help them get motivated to do more.

  1. Accept Defeats

Everyone make mistakes, and it is just right to tell him or her that it is okay to make mistakes, as long as they don’t do it again. When you take away their fear of making a mistake, you make them feel safer. This will lead to be more open to you and even give something to the group, and probably experiment. Knowing that they can spread their wings taking away that negative energy makes them better at delivering one thing, and that is success.

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