New managers will always make mistakes. Ownership is not always easy especially for new managers who are now new leaders who will feel the burden of their mistakes. Problems are not so easy to fix because repairs often involve hard work and extra hours. The real way is to avoid mistakes as much as possible.
Many managers lack the sense and awareness they need to interact effectively with people throughout the day. The best managers generally appreciate and value their team and are good at letting them know how much they are valued.
The top two common mistakes new management makes is failure to communicate and failure to lead by example.
New managers must be able to engage successfully with people at all levels and in all departments, including those to whom they report in front of clients and outsiders, to avoid making mistakes. Managers must be able to communicate at both a technical and a general level due to this variety. Failure to communicate effectively at any level can lead to errors, poor performance, a lack of ethical expectations, and so on.
TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID IT:
New managers must take proactive measures to improve all communication abilities, including verbal communication, written communication and critical listening skills, to avoid communication failures
Managers must communicate in a clear, succinct, empathic, and confident manner. Practice, practice, practice is the key.
Never send sensitive emails right away.
New Managers are actually frequently evaluated through their subordinates, as well it is actually the manager’s task to place those subordinates where they can easily carry out any task as required.
TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID IT:
Active listening skills are constantly exercised. This allows others a chance to bear heard and show that they are heard and understood.
Respect! Always show respect to everyone in your company. No matter if it’s other managers, staff or outside vendors etc. Respect is key.
Throw your arrogance at the door. Being arrogant can bite you in the end. Take ownership of your mistakes and learn from them. Show your willingness to think outside
You have just started one of the most important roles of an organization and since you have the biggest impact on employees, their success is now your success. This development will be solely influenced by your way of doing things as your new role allows.
As managers we often talk within our team about what our employees need to succeed and how we should be able to get them there. But, this starts with you being successful in your role first.
Here is some advice and tips we’ve complied for new managers to succeed:
Don’t be discouraged if something goes wrong. You are the new manager. You may not know everything. Be good at making mistakes, asking for help when needed and accepting feedback- good or bad.
Collaborate as much as possible. Coordination is the foundation of strong relationships thanks to simple ideas. Start building those rapports with your employees.
The more engaged and dedicated you are with your team the more motivated they will be to do well.
As you expect your team to continue to learn from the feedback you provide, it is important that you also try to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses to help you improve over time.
One-on-Ones! This type of meeting is crucial in order to start building a strong relationship with your team. This is also another key in building a strong rapport with them. You will have a strong foundation and a flow of feedback.
With so many items at hand as a new manager, you really need to always keep up to date with your job responsibilities and how to go about executing them.
Keeping your skills sharp and up to date is imperative. One of the top items we encourage our new managers to study and take the time to invest and improve their career is the study of management.
The study of management provides future business managers with practical knowledge of the policy processes, practices and social functions that enable them to understand and control organizational growth. Management research involves research of policies and practices related to corporate development. Academic Management Studies also explores business development and introduces students to the principles of leadership and management.
All these items we’ve talked about are to help benefit you as a new manager. With more responsibilities and tasks on hand, you need to be prepared to tackle anything that comes your way correctly, efficiently and do it with a good attitude.
Please contact us at MCDA CCG if you need support or guidance with your new role or training your new manager, or any other career-related issues. We offer online or in-person sessions to assist you.