Promoting Someone Who's New To Management? Here's How To Make Their Transition Easier

Forbes

Mar 6, 2019

Promoting an employee into a management position for the first time can be a risk, but it’s a necessary process in every good business. As a leader, you want your workers to grow, and it’s your responsibility to help them do just that. However, you need a smart strategy and a proper training process to make it happen.Promoting an employee into a management position for the first time can be a risk, but it’s a necessary process in every good business. As a leader, you want your workers to grow, and it’s your responsibility to help them do just that. However, you need a smart strategy and a proper training process to make it happen.

I work really hard with CEOs and leaders to make sure they set up a framework for success for their new managers. Help the manager or newly promoted employee to understand that mistakes can happen and, more importantly, there can be a learning curve. Creating safety means that when a mistake happens, it won’t be hidden; it will be shared, and you can give training and feedback accordingly.