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Getting A Good Start As A New Manager – Your First 90 Days
September 28, 2012
By Michael VanBruaene, Big4.com Guest Blogger
As you commence your new managerial position it’s important that you quickly develop an understanding of your department/functional area’s operations. You want to know its processes, strengths, weaknesses, culture and employees; also key peers within the overall organization, and key external entities and stakeholders. You also want to develop a good rapport with, and understanding of, the person(s) to whom you report.
Going into the position you should have a game plan for developing this understanding of your department so that within 60 – 90 days, maybe sooner, you can start correcting some problems and/or improving certain operations. You do not need to correct all problems or improve operations in a comprehensive way in the first few months in the position; however by then you should be in a position to make improvements.
Below are important elements of your first 90 days in the position.
- Effective Meetings With Your Boss
- Meet With Your Predecessor
- Effective Meetings With Key Staff
- Meet With Key Peers
- Documents/Information Review
- Information You Need
- Personnel Qualifications
- Organization Structure
- Employee Accountability
- Regulatory and Compliance
- Your Personal Agenda
- Key Messages To Staff
- Regular Staff Meetings
- Walk Around, Be Visible, Say Hello
Go to this link for detailed information under each of these elements. http://www.advancingyourorganization.com/?p=1518
And how can I help you to improve? Michael VanBruaene firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael VanBruaene was a KPMG Director and blogs at AdvancingYourOrganization – Performance Improvement Services (www.AdvancingYourOrganization.com)