A promotion that changes your position from colleague to supervisor will change the working dynamic with your colleagues. Here are some tips to help you manage that transition successfully.
Be prepared to be a supervisor. Avoid playing favorites.
- Favoritism is one of the biggest complaints about new supervisors. Some old colleagues may expect favors since you worked together previously but you must be fair and equitable to all–including old friends and co-workers and those you only know in passing.
Be ready to discipline a friend if they do not meet expectations after you have warned them and explained what is expected.
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