Congratulations, you’re now the boss! Now what?
You may be one of the lucky ones whose company offers management training. More likely, though, you were promoted from the ranks and thrown into your new role with no idea how different your life was about to become.
But help is at hand from the management experts at Integrity Staffing Solutions. We’ve talked with hundreds of managers over the years, both inside and outside our organization, and here are the 10 things they most often say.
You’re not your co-workers’ buddy anymore.
The people who were your equals are now your subordinates. You’ll need to develop new relationships with them, so that you can effectively give direction, constructive criticism and performance rewards without giving offense.
You’ve joined a new club.
It’s the management club. You’ll have a new communication style with other supervisors on your level, as well as those above you.
Your role is not production anymore.