4 Ways To Transition From Worker To Manager


Remember it is not a managers job to manage people. No one wants to be managed. However, even the most stubborn of us appreciate being led. Hence, you are a manager but act like a leader.

As a manager there are many avenues you can take to avoid failing. The transition from worker to manager can be overwhelming. Being a manager requires a level of transparency and confidentiality that non-managerial workers rarely have to utilize.

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One-on-one, in-person communication is often the easiest way for first-time managers to establish themselves.

  1. You can set clear expectations
  2. You can highlight the underlying purpose of employees role and assignments to remove any ambiguity.
  3. You can correct employees when they do something wrong.
  4. You can praise employees when they do things right.

If you do all four there is a very good chance you will be successful.

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Jim Woods is president of The Jim Woods Group. A management consulting firm. Go here to see his work www.jimwoodsgroup.com. He advises and speaks to organizations large and small on how to increase top line growth in times of uncertainty and complexity. Some of his speaking and consulting clients include: U.S. Army, MITRE Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Whirlpool, and 3M. See more at his website www.jimwoodsgroup.com.

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