Just promoted? Are you really ready to handle your latest job title? For a newly promoted manager or supervisor to achieve some success, it is essential to KNOW what you are doing beforehand. Too many have been promoted early without knowing what or how to do their respective work. Ruben Anlacan Jr., in this article for the Manila Bulletin, shares with us the basic skills one must train in order to cope with the new position of being a manager or supervisor:
• Planning. To ensure effective planning, the person must develop the skill of anticipating or forecasting what should be accomplished. Developing plans means setting objectives to give direction to succeeding efforts.
• Organization. The supervisor must know how to balance the workload and assign it correctly, such that no person is overworked while others are left with little to do. Another sign of an organized supervisor is when you see that his workplace is clean, equipment is well maintained, and everything is in its proper place.
• Leadership. While a supervisor’s position gives him authority, he must still learn to gain the cooperation of his workers without being dictatorial. He must be able to motivate people to attain company objectives.
• Control. To make sure things are going according to plan, your supervisor must be able to establish control measures. In consultation with both your workers and upper management, there should be agreed upon standards that can be measured. This will enable you to know if corrective measures need to be done.
A big mistake that most new supervisors do is to do their usual work, getting things done all by themselves or do the exact opposite – just issuing orders without giving proper guidance. Both ways are totally wrong and the way to remedy this is to find the steadiness or the right mix of both methods. The appropriate attitude change with the correct balance in management will be the perfect combination for any newbie superior.
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