So you finally got that promotion you had your eyes on? Congratulations on being crowned team manager but, at the risk of sounding like party poopers, we have to sound a note of caution. Statistics say that 60 per cent of team managers fail in their first two years due to a variety of factors.
According to Amber Tennant, VP of People, Coursera, an educational technology company, “Managers have the opportunity to shape their team's contributions to the organization as well as to foster each team member's professional and personal growth. New managers should approach their work with humility, invest time in getting to know each of their team member's motivations and growth areas, and work with their team to develop a compelling vision. Seek opportunities to celebrate team wins and don’t shy away from coaching someone who could do better. Make a habit of continually reflecting on and improving your skills.” That’s quite a tall order but you can get started on being the best team manager ever by keeping these key points in mind.