Background information on the topic "From colleague to manager "

The Transition From Colleague to Manager

Supervisors have a great responsibility in companies. They are responsible for assigning work to their groups, organizing employees, formulating goals and achieving them.

When changing from employee to boss, misunderstandings often occur due to the new situation. The new role entails a redistribution of (action) competencies at all levels, which must be explored anew. In the course of this, both the factual and the relationship level are important; in addition, there are often role conflicts, which one must learn to deal with.

The significance of one's own personality gains in importance as a result of the new role model function. Personality development training and self-reflection are a great help in growing mentally and achieving the goals set. In addition, there is the huge pool of different leadership behaviors: Which leadership style do I choose? The choice of leadership style has a huge impact on the work climate and the employee-supervisor relationship.

There are no universal models, which is why the organizational situation must be assessed on a company-by-company basis and the appropriate style selected by the responsible supervisor. As a junior manager, it is necessary to acquire both leadership and management skills in order to achieve company success.

If you are interested, the Management-Institut Dr. A Kitzmann will be happy to advise you on the seminar "From Employee to Supervisor", which is held at locations in Münster, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Warsaw.

Author: Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann

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