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  • Writer's pictureVered Ohanna

Managing a Team for the First Time: 5 Tips for New Managers

Whether you’ve recently seen your business grow and recruited a team to support you, or you’ve been promoted in the company you work in to a managerial role, managing a team for the first time can be challenging.

You may think it’s just going everything as you did before, only with the support of the additional people in the team,. You may think that once everyone else will do what you did (afterall that's what led you to success), but it's not exactly the way it work.

There are a few key differences to keep in mind when managing a team. People have their own ways of working, which could be different to the way you work, and it’s important to take this into consideration when managing them.

Here are five tips to help you manage your team effectively and successfully:

1. Establish Clear Expectations:

Before you begin managing your team, it’s important to establish clear expectations and goals. Make sure everyone on the team understands what is expected of them, as well as the overall goals of the team and organization. This will help to ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards a common goal.

2. Communicate Regularly:

Communication is key when managing a team. Make sure you are regularly checking in with your team members and providing updates on progress towards goals. Encourage open dialogue and be available to answer questions and provide support. Listen to their feedback and work with them for best results.

3. Delegate Responsibilities:

As the manager, it’s important to delegate responsibilities to your team appropriately. This will help to ensure that everyone is taking on tasks that are within their skill set and abilities, and will also help to create a sense of ownership and responsibility among team members.

4. Provide Support and Encouragement:

As a manager, it’s important to provide support and encouragement to your team. Make sure everyone is feeling heard and valued, and provide constructive feedback when necessary.

5. Set a Positive Example:

As the manager, it’s important to set a positive example for your team. Demonstrate professionalism, respect, and integrity in everything you do, and make sure your team is following suit.

With the right attitude and mindset, managing a team for the first time can also be a rewarding experience. Keep these five tips in mind as you begin managing your team and you’ll be well on your way to success.


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