Remember: Becoming a supervisor is about developing your team. When entering your new role as a supervisor, it is helpful to keep in mind the experiences you have encountered from past supervisors, whether good or bad, and use those experiences to guide your decisions as a supervisor.
Also, when you are trying to learn the ropes quickly, don’t get frustrated if everything doesn’t come together as quickly as you’d like it to. Sometimes it may seem like it will take forever to learn all you need to know. However, there are some things you can do to help you get off to a faster start.
Here are 5 tips to help you become a leader that others are happy to follow:
1. Identify the priorities of your job. Then concentrate on how to handle these tasks. Focus your energies on what matters most.
2. Find yourself a seasoned mentor. A seasoned supervisor who gets along well with his crew can usually give you some good advice if he has the time and is willing to help you out.
3. Be a good listener and ask questions. The more you listen, the more you learn. If you are curious about something, ask about it. The best time to ask lots of questions (of employees, your boss, and your colleagues) is when you are a new supervisor.
4. Read anything pertaining to your job that you can get your hands on (such as procedures and regulations) as long as they are relevant.
5. Observe the workplace. Get out into the working area, and observe as much as you can. Not only will this give you practical knowledge but it will show your crew you are interested in what they are doing.
These quick tips can help you kick start your new role as a supervisor on a positive note… … … Today!