3 things to do when you’re the new boss

first_imgEven if you’re an experienced manager, when you take a new position (with a new staff), there will be an adjustment period for your employees. Bosses come and go, and employees have to get used to the different management styles that bosses tend to have. If you’re in a new leadership position, here are a few things you can do to make the adjustment easier for your staff.Don’t believe everything you hear: There’s nothing wrong with asking questions and finding out what you can about your new staff, but don’t believe everything you hear. Other managers have probably formed opinions and ideas about certain employees that may not be completely fair. It’s okay to listen to what others have to say, but don’t make up your mind about anyone before you’ve had the chance to get to know them yourself.Engage your new staff immediately: The best way to help your team start adjusting is to start the process of familiarizing yourself with your team, and vice versa. Having some easy one-on-one meetings or lunches is a great way to learn more about your staff and to start building relationships with each employee. It’s also good to learn what motivates each employee, so you can do what’s needed to help keep them that way.Trust freely: You have a staff that you need to be able to trust to help accomplish your team goals. If you start out being too hands-on, you’ll give your employees the impression that you’re a micro-manager, and that’s not good for anyone. Be available, encouraging, and present, but allow your employees the freedom and space to get things done. 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img

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