Engaging Employees as a Newly-Appointed Manager
If you’ve recently been put in a position of leadership, then we’ve got the perfect article for you.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at how you can engage employees as a newly-appointed manager. Whether you know your colleagues or have just been accepted into a new job, you’ll find these tips incredibly useful. At the end, we’ve included an infographic that will explain some of these concepts in a visual manner.
- Talk to them
Sounds simple, but it’s arguably one of the most important things to begin doing as a new leader. Leading means you’ll be talking to your team and communicating on a regular basis, so make sure you get to know their names, personalities and also their skills.
- Give them space
Being an overbearing leader or manager is never a good idea. Give them space to grow and help them nurture their skills in the workplace.
- Support your employees
As a manager, you should always have your employees in mind. Defend them should they become under attack from a customer’s criticism, and have their back should they be in a tough situation. This will grow your trustworthiness and also help develop good working relationships with your team.
- Be inclusive
A good manager includes all of their employees in every project. Making the most of each team member requires that you understand their strengths. Focus on what they can do well instead of what they can’t do.
Infographic: University of Southern California