Inside Track

Keep your employees from tripping up the corporate ladder.
Magazine Contributor
1 min read

This story appears in the July 1998 issue of . Subscribe »

Promoting from within is an excellent policy for a lot of reasons, but it brings with it an important challenge: Many employees move into the role of manager with little or no management training, and are forced to learn through trial and error.

A.E. Schwartz & Associates, a management training and professional development organization in Waverly, Massachusetts, offers these tips for supervising a new manager:

  • Be realistic in your expectations. Awarding a title doesn't automatically make someone an effective manager. Both you and the new manager need to understand what the process entails.
  • Establish clear goals. This gives everyone purpose and direction, and prevents misunderstandings.
  • Communicate. Be accessible, solicit feedback and encourage discussion, especially alternative points of view.
  • Offer support. Be a mentor to your new manager, and look for various ways--such as seminars and other professional development tools--to aid in the development of necessary skills.
  • Set a good example. Be the type of manager you want others to be.

Jacquelyn Lynn is a business writer in Winter Park, Florida.

Contact Source

A.E. Schwartz & Associates, aes@aeschwartz.com, http://www.aeschwartz.com

More from Entrepreneur

Are paying too much for business insurance? Do you have critical gaps in your coverage? Trust Entrepreneur to help you find out.
Get Your Quote Now

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

Whether you are launching or growing a business, we have all the business tools you need to take your business to the next level, in one place.
Enroll Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.

It Started As a Joke and Turned Into a Startup That Raised $1 Million in Funding