I Was Just Promoted to Manager — Now What?

August 7, 2018

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Alright, it is time to go to work and really embrace your new position. Being the manager of your new team is surely going to be a bit different than when you managed your local ice cream shop back in college. However, don’t get overwhelmed. You need to appear strong for your team. You are their new leader. If you are able to pull off your new position, you are going to further your career and build a team that will be able to accomplish just about anything. Here are are some tips that will help you in your new quest as an office manager.

Build leadership within your team

The key to having a team that works well together is building leadership within the team. You need to identify those in your team who are natural leaders. If they are willing to take on a leadership role, this will help you with your job. You will feel overwhelmed if you are the only person in your in your department who is a leader. Make sure that you are able to spread your responsibility out through the team.

Make sure safety is key

Your employees need to feel safe when they are coming to work. If people need to work late, onsite security is one safety measure that can give them the peace of mind they need. That onsite security usually takes the form of cameras, but it could also include keys and other passes to ensure only the correct people are entering the building. Fire safety is also something that you should go over with your office. You need to make sure that your employees know what to do during the event of an emergency. 

In addition to physical safety, your employees need to know that they are safe to be themselves at work. Make sure that you create an inclusive environment where people can be their true selves at work. It has been proven that diverse teams perform better.

Create a culture of high performance

It is hard to create high performers. However, what you can do is create a culture that rewards these high achievers. Being a leader puts you in a unique position to be able to create any type of culture for your team. If you start rewarding your employees for their high performance, you will notice a significant shift in your team’s productivity.

Make everyone feel included

It is essential that everyone on your team feel included. If you have certain employees struggling to feel like they are really part of the team, work with them to help them feel more included. There are many morale-boosting and team building activities that you can do to make sure that everyone in your office is feeling included.

These are just a few of the many different tips that can help you become a great leader. Remember, it will take time for you to become as awesome in this new position as you were in your previous roles. Be patient and give yourself the time that you need to really excel!



I’m The Corporate Fixer and my mission is to help people become more self-aware so that they can lead from a place of authenticity and self-acceptance.

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