When you’re at work, above all you want to get noticed and get ahead. When you have just been promoted to a higher management role, it is perfectly natural to discover that you are a little nervous.
This is something everyone feels, and you are probably going to wonder what you should be doing in your first few weeks to ensure that the people underneath you grow to like you and respect you at the same time. This is harder to do than you might think – but as long as you try out the following methods, you will probably find that you can get settled into your new management role pretty quickly and easily.
Throw A Work Party
Although the notion of a work party is not often everyone’s favorite idea of fun, the truth is that it is one of the best ways to ensure that you get people on your side. It’s a pretty simple matter to get a bar hire organized and throw a little event for your team, and doing so will be a great way for everyone to get to know each other and spend some time in each other’s company in a non-work related way.
Be careful, however, as you don’t want to overdo it, and neither do you want to appear desperate. As long as you get the balance right here, this can be one of the best first moves to make in a new management role in any team.
Lay Down The Law
If you go into your new role and immediately change how things are done in all ways, then you are likely to be met with a considerable amount of resistance. However, you do want to make sure that your new employees respect you, and often that means that you need to lay down the law. Again, it’s all about balance.
Try to find a few small things which you would like to be done differently in your team, and be sure to communicate those differences confidently to your team. Doing this will breed respect for you, and you will find that your employees are much more likely to do what you say in the future. It will also help you to develop your own innate sense of confidence, which in turn will help you to be a more successful boss.
Respect The Team
In all of your efforts to be accepted and respected as the new manager, you need to make sure that you don’t go too far and end up annoying anyone or putting them out. Above all, you need to show respect to the team and to their way of doing things – even if you also want to change some of those things at some point in the future.
The more you respect the team, the more likely it i that you can make the most of the new situation – and that you won’t annoy anyone in the process. You might find this to be just about the most important thing of all in your early days.