Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Advice For New Managers - Make Tangible Progress

To create momentum, you must make some quick successes. By the end of the first six months, at the most, you must have made substantial progress in addressing your job’s most pressing problems. This means marshalling resources to focus on issues that meet three criteria:

1. Tangible financial benefit.

2. Address issues that employees understand to be important.

3. Achieving early measurable results.

New managers secure early successes by identifying problems that can be tackled in a reasonable period of time and whose solutions result in tangible improvements in performance.

Early initiatives should focus attention on the few key issues that you believe to be central. In doing this, seek to get results, set the right tone, and energize people.