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.
Find a mentor inside and/or outside the organization to provide guidance.
- A mentor who has been in a similar position as you can help you understand your new role. A good mentor will be able share their past successes and failures so that you can try to emulate successful strategies and avoid potential pitfalls.
- An inside mentor can help you with the lay of the land of the organization at the management level.
- An outside mentor may be able to provide an unbiased outside perspective that could be useful in fully understanding and managing certain situations that may be difficult for inside personnel to view objectively.
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