With the rise in first time managers, many employees are struggling with their leadership, with their lack of knowledge and with the overall tone of the office. We are breaking it down for you here.
EMPLOYEES ARE STRESSED BY INEXPERIENCED FIRST TIME MANAGERS
"About 40% of U.S. workers feel “stress or anxiety about going to work” because they have a first-time manager who seems unprepared to take on the leadership role, according to a July 18 report by Oji Life Lab, a leadership learning solutions company.
As a result, 36% of workers said they lack motivation at work and 21% had trouble sleeping at night. Ultimately, more than a third said they wanted to leave their company entirely. For the most part, their concerns were linked to the new manager’s lack of leadership skills and training. Workers rated their first-time managers as being weak at reducing conflict, handling difficult situations, providing quality feedback, running a productive meeting and making decisions." Learn more
WORKERS LOSING SLEEP OVER FIRST TIME MANAGERS
"Employees experience greater stress and anxiety at the hands of rookie managers who were promoted to their position without adequate training, a new survey found. Oji Life Labs, a digital learning platform for leaders, published the results of a poll of 2,066 adults on Tuesday — conducted by Harris Research in June — that looked at how new managers impact their teams. Bloomberg was first to report on the survey.
42% of workers said they've had a first-time manager and of that group, 41% said they felt more stress and anxiety as a result of this manager. Some 40% said they lost confidence and just over a third were tempted to quit as a result. And, one in five workers said their sleep quality also suffered as a result. Learn more
TIPS FOR FIRST TIME MANAGERS
"Stepping into a leadership position for the first time can be daunting, even if you feel prepared to handle your new responsibilities. Going from focusing primarily on your own work’s quality to overseeing an entire team’s output can feel overwhelming. However, effectively leading your team and experiencing success can be extremely rewarding.
The relationship between a manager and their team can be complex to navigate. There’s more to it than telling everyone what to do; in fact, that management approach is highly discouraged. We’ll explore the characteristics of true leaders in management positions and a few behaviors to avoid to become an excellent manager." Learn more