Brand new managers often find themselves in a sort of conundrum. Most understand just how important it is to keep their team happy and working efficiently…often because they were recently one of those team members themselves. But a new manager is usually out to impress as well – to prove that whoever elevated them to that new position made the right decision. So, they do everything they can to please the one (or ones) in charge. Often, that means assuming the majority of the duties of the team so that nothing goes wrong.
Business owners, company managers, and others in charge constantly talk about improving business. It’s likely that employees hear this regularly at staff meetings, conferences, and even social gatherings. Improving business means adding customers, increasing the bottom line, becoming more visible…all sorts of things that indicate what we would commonly acknowledge as “success”.