Sep 25, 2013 / 5:00 am
There is a lot of uneasiness in my workplace due to new management being hired. Can you provide some insight and guidance on how this will unfold for the company? Thank you, J.B.
The greatest insight that I am receiving about your new management is that everyone needs to give it time to allow for the integration and learning of new policies, procedures, systems and especially the issues at hand that need to be dealt with. They are numerous and overwhelming for the most seasoned of managers, at best.
This will take time...most likely up to six months to truly get itself sorted out under the leadership of this new manager.
I believe this new manager is a leader at heart and will bring much needed organization to what is currently a very chaotic and frustrating situation.
Having said that, the rest of the staff need to be patient, compassionate and simply trust that this person was hired because they were the best person for the job at hand.
It will also be very helpful for all concerned if everyone just focused on doing their jobs in the best and highest way possible and therefore making the transition much easier. You could lend a hand with this through your own leadership abilities and your sphere of influence with the rest of the management and staff.
By maintaining a very positive and professional approach yourself, others will follow your lead. Allow yourself to decide and believe that this is a very good thing for your company and that after the dust settles, the operations will run better than before.
You are also being guided to help the others to understand the very tough situation that exists currently within your company and dealing with all of the issues and problems will absolutely require patience on behalf of the existing management and staff towards your new manager.
They are very qualified, and I am getting that this person is also very fair, but they can only do so much in one day.
At the end of the day, I do see that the operations and rest of the management team will be much happier and that the problems that exist right now will be solved for the highest and best of all concerned.
Let go of timing and how you think things should go and rather, just be supportive and step up to the leadership plate that has your name written all over it; making this easier for the new manager as well.
You have a golden opportunity here to be a force for all that is good and positive about this and I know you have the strength and courage to step up to the plate and lead by example.
Every day is a new day… just for today view this situation as the best solution for the company and trust that all will work out well. Do all that you can to make this possible.
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