Managers still need to be managed

Tips to help new managers lay a foundation for success.
By Fiorella Callocchia & Michael Ramsay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/06/2001

The first three months are a crucial time for new managers. Somebody moving into a new management position will likely find her charges will go easy at first, waiting to see just what makes her tick — they have essentially put her on probation.

And so those first three months are an equally important time for the new manager’s manager. He must make sure the new manager does as much right as possible to set the foundation for a successful term as group leader.

Promotion can sometimes be a double-edged sword after all. On the one hand, it is usually a form of recognition but on the other, it is the greatest responsibility to be the “custodian of the human spirits” that report to you.