I know a person S. He is relatively new to a managerial role. Even though he is very humble, hardworking, and diligent, he has carried some of his baggage into the newfound position.
Becoming a new manager can be both exciting and overwhelming. You now need to flex an entirely new managerial skill set, and your performance becomes less dependent on your work and more on what others achieve. Yet with new responsibilities also comes the opportunity for you to make a bigger impact on your organization and strategically develop your team.
Management isn’t merely a case of doing the same job as before at a higher level; it involves a whole new set of responsibilities, to both the team you manage and the business you represent.
It’s no wonder that pretty much every first-time manager makes a few blunders along the way, especially as so few organizations offer mentorship, training, or executive coaching to those stepping into management positions for the first time. Nine-out-of-ten managers wish they’d received more training before being promoted, while those who do receive training question whether it’s still relevant to today’s business world.
However, if mistakes are inevitable, they can at least be mitigated by being aware of some of the most common missteps new managers make. This will help foster trust among teams, and in turn, will hopefully stop them from walking out the door for good.
Here are the biggest mistakes you need to avoid as a first-time manager: