Congratulations, you’re a manager! Your performance, hard work, and commitment made you great at your job, but now your job is managing a team. Rather than relying on yourself, you’ll need to work with and through your team coordinating, prioritizing and delegating work to achieve results. You will need to articulate strategic and team goals as well as ensure your team completes its deliverables.
If you’re like most first-time managers, you’ll need to do these things while you continue to drive your own deliverables! These six tips can help you quickly transition to a great manager of a high velocity team:
Most managers don't just manage, so managing efficiently can help you thrive in your new role. More importantly, focus on your effectiveness as a manager now that your success is firmly linked to your team. While it’s a default, email isn’t the best way to communicate goals, status and progress. Check out WorkBoard — a cool app for managers to keep team goals top of mind, improve delegation, simplify status reports and amplify your effectiveness and efficiency. It comes with status tracking and report templates and most of what you’ll need to better manage the team’s work and results.
Leading a team and mission can be very exciting and a very rewarding career experiences – grow with it!