Act Like A Boss, Not A Friend
When you are a manager for the first time, one feels like they have been thrown into the deep end. The fact that you will be managing a group of individuals who you have worked with at lower levels can make the job to look stressful as you may feel guilty or awkward when you are giving them orders. One thing that you will need to remember when you become a new manager is that you have been provided an opportunity to showcase your ability to grow professionally while it is also an opportunity to spread your wings. When you feel that your new managerial position is overwhelming, here are some helpful ideas to make your tenure successful.
The worst thing which you can do when you become a new manager is letting go your head and feeling by thinking that you better than everyone just because you have been promoted. Do not become a slug and keep in mind that you are better than everyone else it is only that you have proven that you are qualified and experienced to handle the responsibility of managing the group of employees.
Another important thing to keep in mind is the way that you behave when you are promoted is that you have to behave professionally. You do not have a to buy crown and walk around the office calling everyone a peasant just because you got promotion but also you do not have to maintain the friend to friend relationship that you had with your juniors. You have a new responsibility to delegate task and also learn to distance yourself from the rest of the group in a way that they will respect your authority and not take you as dictatorial.
After getting a promotion to a new managerial position, it is advisable that you discuss with your bosses the duties, actions, and responsibilities which they will be expecting from you. Never be worried about your relationship with employees as you can organize team meetings to raise any concerns. In team meetings, discuss task delegation, terms of sale and even KPIs within the office.
You will also need to know your employees and having been promoted from the same team you will have known your colleagues pretty well. You can use team meetings to ensure that you get to know the employees. If you are seeking the best way to know about your group at a more personal level; you can plan to have team-building exercises and take your team to a dinner.
Understanding individual needs is also important considering that you will be a manager of a group of people who are unique and have different personalities. One measure that you can consider is having an accounting team to work in a private office considering the sensitivity of their work.