How to Build Your Team as a New Manager
If you are transitioning to management for the first time, you should ask yourself how you are going to build your team as a new manager. Why? Because your success is now dependent on the success of your team, NOT your individual accomplishments.
Some Time-Tested Advice for New Supervisors and Leaders
You are excited that you have been promoted to a leadership position, and you are about to meet your new team. What is the best advice from new manager training experts for pulling your team together and establishing yourself as an effective and trustworthy leader they want to follow?
Your First Three Steps to Building Your Team
To begin to build your team as a new manager or supervisor:
Lastly, take your team out to lunch and host a happy hour one evening. Your goal is to begin to build both personal and professional relationships while gaining their trust and building trust between co-workers.
Unless there is an urgent matter that must be resolved sooner, focus on learning and building relationships before making any big decisions for at least the first 30 days. Just do not take more than 90 days – you will be seen as an indecisive leader.
The Bottom Line
Your success as a new manager is now dependent upon the success of your team, not your individual performance. Get to know your team, go slow to go fast, and have a clear and collaborative plan for success. That will allow teammates to become a person who managers want to manage and peers want to work alongside.
To learn more about how to build your team as a new manager or supervisor, download 7 Immediate Management Actions to Create Team Alignment with Your Goals
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