When you start your first job as a manager, don’t rush in and begin changing everything. Instead, get in learning mode, writes Dorothy Tannahill-Moran.
- Learn the job and what you’re expected to do. Get to know your boss and her expectations inside and out.
- Assess the politics. Politics are a part of every workplace, and you must understand them if you want to succeed.
- Build relationships with people above, below and around you. Meet people at all levels throughout your department and the organization as a whole and start to build relationships with them.
- Sign up for formal training. You can always stand to know more, so get some books or sign up for a class or a webinar.
— Adapted from “Starting Your First Management Position: 7 things to ensure success,” Dorothy Tannahill-Moran, Career Rocketeer.