Had a job promotion but finding things really difficult?
I recently had a promotion at my job to a duty manager. Ive worked there for 5 years and im really finding it difficult having authority. My job now is to give people jobs to do and to tell when what to do but because they worked with me before i became a duty manager, they dont listen and show me no respect. Im finding it really difficult, im trying my best but feel like im losing all my confidence. Has anyone else been in this position? what did you do?
Asked By: funkymonkey - 2/9/2009
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There are many training classes that teach how to transition from a peer to a supervisor. Talk to your boss about the challenge you are facing and seeing if there are any classes in your area to attend. Or if the boss could provide coaching to help you successfully make this transition.
Answered By: sbinlb - 2/9/2009
Additional Answers (5)
Could you not get your manager to have a word with a few of the people you are having problems with? If you show them you are being serious they will start to understand that you are above them and they have no choice about wether or not they listen to you.
Answered By: Adzi - 2/9/2009
I have the same problem, but I am only 19, and my subordinates are 20+ years older than me... More
Answered By: crash + burn - 2/9/2009
you need to explain to all,that your responsibility is primarily to the bottom line,but a large part of that is the moral and efficiency of your division...your job is to simplify and streamline,and your vision of how that is best done ,is how it will be done,subject to modification as you see fit.Too many chiefs,and... More
Answered By: $andman - 2/9/2009
i'm afraid you'll have to show them who's boss. Be pleasant to them as much as possible obviously. But if they wont do what you say, warn them that they have to now do so. And your not kidding... More
Answered By: skyblu - 2/9/2009
I understand, it takes some getting used to. I manage my own team and they are older than me... More
Answered By: JKonkton73 - 2/9/2009
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