Employee Development Solutions Blog
Becoming a manager for the first time can be scary, as well as a bit surprising. New managers are often surprised by how quickly things change when they take on a supervisory role, in terms of duties and workplace relationships. The transition from employee to supervisor goes much more smoothly when prospective new managers are properly prepared for success before taking on a supervisory role.
New managers are often surprised to discover that providing training to employees is an important aspect of being a supervisor. When your job involves managing people – no matter the size of your team or department – training is an important key to supervisory success.
Are you involved with selecting and preparing employees to move into management positions within your company? If so, it’s critical that you understand what’s involved in providing individuals with the preparation they need to transition effectively into a managerial role. Unfortunately, this often doesn’t happen and people with the potential to succeed in a supervisory role go into their new position at an unnecessary disadvantage.
Are you outgoing? Do you like to work alone? Do you like to take risks? Are you cautious when making decisions? Whether you said “yes,” to none, any or all of these questions, the truth is that you just might be ideally suited to succeed in a leadership role. The fact is that there is not a particular personality type or style that is necessary to be an effective leader. The key is to learn how to achieve best practices in light of your natural tendencies and personality style.