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.
So much can transpire in the first days of a new job. It can be a scary time for new hires, and how management handles these trepidations can make all the difference in regards to whether the new employee is successful and whether he or she chooses to stay with the company.
How do you learn? Most of us grew up in an environment where we sat in straight rows at neat little desks, listening to teachers ramble on about the topic of the moment. If we were lucky, we had instructors that were engaging. But, conversely, many of us endured long stretches of boredom in stuffy classrooms. Learning became a sort-of spectator sport, where we watched and listened, memorizing endless lists of dates and other trivia, our patience tested to the limit.