Human Capital & Strategy

Improving Organizational Systems to Mitigate Imposter Syndrome

The Journal of Behavioral Science estimates that around 70 percent of the U.S. population has experienced Imposter Syndrome. What can organizations do to combat this disruptive phenomenon?
— By Joseph Warren

In every workplace, some employees struggle with feelings of Imposter Syndrome. The Harvard Business Review characterizes Imposter Syndrome as a “collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success,” with those suffering from it “unable to internalize their accomplishments, however successful they are in their field.”

This sense of chronic failure can be experienced by anyone, but it was first noted among women in higher le....