Lost In Middle

Why At Middle Management Level Professionals Feel Lost…

bird.jpgCarl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, was first to talk about the concept of ‘Midlife Crisis’, a normal element of our maturing and growing process. It happens to most of us at some point in life, anywhere about the age of 35 through 60s. During this transition, many individuals experience some kind of emotional mayhem (Like, feeling of frustration, confusion, discontentment, unhappiness, depression, and a sort of worthlessness). Nevertheless, for some life is as usual.

In professional life also comparable tendencies are observed when a professional reaches to the middle management level in the hierarchy. I would prefer to label it as ‘Middle Management Crisis’. Many of my professional colleagues (across the geographies but predominantly from the east-side of the world), after successfully reaching at middle management position in various organizations have expressed their frustrations. Several have shared a feeling of remorse and restlessness in discerning a real meaning in their career and future. If I have to summarize all such sharing, it will predominantly have following expressions: Continue reading