Research show that British workers suffer a crisis of confidence at work, that impacts their relationship with their manager, customers and undoubtedly hits the bottom line.
32% of employees admit that a lack of confidence stops them putting forward their ideas and 27% worry about working alongside their boss. But it’s not only employers pockets who can be hit by insecure employees. Research from the U.S. suggests people with high self-esteem earn $28,000 more per year than their peers, which amounts to $1.2million more in earnings over a 40 year career.
Fortunately, low self esteem issues can be overcome when employers invest in employee development. Showing commitment to an individual’s personal development boosts engagement, productivity and ultimately increases confidence and self-belief.