New year, new job: Tips for a new boss

When you take a new job at a new company, it may take your new staff a little while to adjust. There are many ways to lead and employees may need a minute to get used to a new management style. If you’ve changed jobs recently, here are a few things you can do to make the adjustment easier for everyone…

Don’t listen to rumors: It’s good to ask questions about your new staff, but don’t believe everything you hear. Other managers have probably formed opinions and ideas about certain employees, and those opinions may not be completely fair. Learn what you can, but don’t make up your mind about anyone before you’ve at least had the chance to meet them.

Don’t be a mystery: You want to get to know your team as soon as you can. Spend some time learning about them, and let them know what makes you tick. Talk to your staff about their personal goals, inform them of your goals for the team, and you’ll have the ingredients necessary for a recipe to success.

Don’t make them earn your trust: If you start out by giving your employees the impression that you’re a micro-manager, you may lose them from the beginning. Be available, but give your employees the freedom and opportunity to get things done on their own.

John Pettit

John Pettit

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