Personal Challenges New Managers Often Face in The Work Place

 I came across this Harvard Business Review's copy of articles that a New Manager would want to read. My ex-roommate recommended it.

I came across this Harvard Business Review's copy of articles that a New Manager would want to read. My ex-roommate recommended it.

Personal challenges new managers often face are in establishing discipline, trust, and loyalty amongst the employees who are directly reporting to you.

Discipline will be the first challenge because the new manager must train their employees to obey the companies rules and code of conduct.

Trust is another challenge of a new manager, as most employees have had previous experiences with managers who did not advocate for them or did not manage the team equitably.

A new hire must establish that they can be trusted to treat every employee on their team in a way that shows they are trustworthy and will also advocate for an individual employee, as necessary. The final personal challenge for a new hire is to establish a sense of loyalty and commitment to the vision of the company. The culture the company has set forth must become apart of an employees belief in the culture, product, and service of the company. It is the new managers duty to establish a sense of loyalty in their employees, towards the company and themselves. 

The WSJ also challenges new hires to also  think in terms of emotional intelligence.

Hiring or seeking employees within your new team who exhibit emotional skills of being ablee to own their past disappointments, show they’re reflective and have learned from this failures, and are great at resolving personal issues. There is no greater advantage a new manager can have, than to employ people who can manage their personal lives in ways that do not directly effect their workplace performance.

Utilizing emotional intelligence as a new manager will allow you to understand your employees and the external factors in their lives that may impact their future performance.  

Being able to take religion, sex, age, and culture into account when planning and making decisions, will impact the company positively and profitably.

People will want to work with you and for you.