You’ve been recognized by being promoted to a management position. Now the fun begins…or should I say the challenges begin.
There is a lot you need to know and if you want to succeed in your new role, let’s look at the potential pitfalls for new managers. Love the title: “Sorry, no time for work – too busy managing people,” by Eve Ash on SmartCompany.com.au. She offers some scenarios that new managers will bump into and it’s important to find working solutions for each of these different situations.
Problems arise though as the skills that earned the promotion are different to the skills required to be a successful manager. Being in a position where you have to allocate work to others and manage the productivity of others is a challenging set of skills.
Predictably whatever you don’t expect will happen, so create a list of all of the potential issues you will have to handle and set up guidelines on handling each of them.
Your can research on the internet, though I think the best source of effective information is from a succuessful manager. Look around you, and if not directly in your company, find a successful manager and take them out to lunch. Find out how they handle all of the challenges in managing employees. Come prepared with a list of questions and pay for the lunch…it will be worth it.