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Making The Switch To A Supervisory Role Video Series

Tip #1 — Making The Switch To A Supervisory Role

Being a first-time supervisor can be challenging!  But the biggest difficulty comes from not recognizing that you have fundamentally changed occupations.  Ironically, all the things that made you successful in the past are likely what will cause you to fail in your role as a new supervisor.  In this first video in the series, Merge identifies one big change that most new supervisors fail to grasp.


Tip #2 — Making The Switch To A Supervisory Role

As a first-time supervisor you cannot fall into the trap of thinking that the skills and behaviours that have made you successful in the past will make you successful in the future. Here’s a second video in our continuing series.


Tip#3 — Making The Switch To A Supervisory Role

Being a first-time supervisor can be challenging!  In this third video in this series, Merge explains the push-pull factor, an unfortunate reality of this new role.


Tip #4 — Making The Switch To A Supervisory Role

As a first-time supervisor, your biggest difficulty may come from not recognizing that you have fundamentally changed occupations.  In this fourth video in this series, Merge explains why your people are now your most important resource.


Tip #5 — Making the Switch To A Supervisory Role

Primarily because your people are your most important resource (Tip #4), your problems now tend to be long-term and ongoing.


Tip #6 — Making the Switch To A Supervisory Role

As a new manager, it’s normal to feel like you’re “caught in the middle”.  Don’t fight it, because it will only frustrate you; instead, be a buffer.


Tip #7 – Making The Switch To A Supervisory Role

When you get the title of supervisor or manager, the people around you experience a significant and major shift in job perception.   And these perceptions will create unexpected consequences, some of them not so pleasant.