So, you have a new job in a management position. You have the proven track record and confidence to make a positive impact right away. But does everyone else share your enthusiasm? Your new boss has great expectations – they have probably been doing a big selling job on you already! You first 90 days will determine whether this new step will be a success or failure for you. But what about those other internal candidates overlooked for the position? What about your new staff? And let’s not forget those colleagues from other departments with whom you have to work. And if you are the senior manager of a new recruit, you will want to ensure the confidence you have in your new-found manager is justified and that they will live up to expectations. This course looks at the differing demands of all those people around the new manager and gives highly practical approaches to dealing with those crucial first 90 days ‘in the seat’. It will show you how to ‘hit the floor running’, win people over, and avoid the pitfalls of a new manager. It will make your life easier at work and tell you how you respond to stress – and what to do about it.
Who should attend • Anyone who wants to be a success in their new job • All those people who have new recruits or people promoted and want to make sure they make a positive impact quickly
Why you should attend A new job ranks highly on the stress scales of events that affect us in life. Not only have we to contend with new routines, often involving significant changes in life-style, but there is also a whole gamut of interpersonal issues that must be addressed: An over enthusiastic boss that expects great things from you; jealous colleagues that may have been overlooked; and new staff who may retain some fondness for the former manager. In fact, everyone is waiting for you to trip up – some may even have their foot out! You have probably never felt so lonely and vulnerable. This participative day is packed with hits and tips on how to manage those crucial 90 days in the new appointment to help you manage expectations, gain the support of both colleagues and staff, and quickly make a positive impact. And if you are a senior manager, the day will be give a valuable insight into how you can ensure that your new recruit is a good as you hoped.
What the programme will cover • The management crisis in organisations • How people react to new appointments – and how to manage the change • The case of the new recruit – who is to blame for the failure! • What to do before the first 90 days! • What you need to do to build coalitions and teams right from the start • The first month in the new job • Where you should be after 90 days hard labour • A dozen things to manage your business relationship with your new boss • Motivating people in a time of change • Stress. What drives you – and what to do about it.
Training Methodology This workshop will be highly participative and your seminar leader will present, guide and facilitate the learning, using a range of methods including discussions, case studies and exercises. Where appropriate, these will include real issues brought to the workshop by delegates. The workshop is backed-up with a full delegate workbook, visual aids, and case material where appropriate.
Workshop Duration Usually one day as a guide although some organisations have benefited from a two-half-day programme – sometimes split over a few weeks as issues that arise on the first day may take a few weeks to resolve internally. Be prepared to be flexible – we are!
Maximum Group Size Ideally, no more than 12 people per workshop but since this event is designed as an in house programme for your new recruits to management positions, it can be adjusted to accommodate smaller groups very successfully.