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7 days ago by Elk Recruitment
Moving To Management

Moving into Management!

So you have put in hours and hours of hard work and your employer has finally
asked you to take a step up to first line management.  Firstly, well done and you should be very
proud of yourself.  Should you be
nervous? No you should not be, but it’s quite natural to feel this way.

Moving into your first management position can be quite exciting but
also extremely nerve racking and you should do so with your eyes wide open. Be
prepared for the huge changes that will come, you will now be responsible
directly for both staff and equipment within your remit, directly responsible
for quality, productivity and output of your area of responsibility.  You are now responsible for your team’s
welfare at work and under Health and Safety legislation you are now legally
accountable with judicial implications should you manage irresponsibility.  Be prepared to work longer hours but probably
most difficult, is the common change in people’s attitude towards you, those
that have been friends for many years may start to drift away as they believe
you have moved to the dark side.

Be sure you fully understand the job you have been offered in every
aspect, the role, responsibility, job spec, working hours &
remuneration.  You may need to
re-evaluate your current skill set and learn new skills to enable you to
execute your new position effectively & efficiently.  The above should not cause you concern, it’s
the price of progress and you should grasp all opportunities in life with both
hands.  Listen to your inner voice and it
will tell you if this promotion is right for you.  Be nervous, it natural, but don’t let fear
hold you back, fear of failure, fear of change, fear of people’s attitude
toward you.  If you feel this promotion
is right for you, you feel you can do it and it’s a step in the right direction
for your career? then go for it, make it happen and “turn a deaf ear to fear” Les
Brown