Today marks a new change in my life as there have not been enough this month!
Today it was announced that I will be taking over the Shared Technical Services team at my company. This of course is a first for me as I have never held a technical management position. I have been trying to read up on some of the common pitfalls of technical management to prepare.
The new job has put me in a weird place. Of course I have the typical new job jitters but I also have a huge gap I need to figure out. I have a team of 6 (soon to be more) direct reports that I use to be peers with. I am sure most internally promoted managers have had to deal with but is going to be hard change that thought process. I have been with these guys for 2 years. Several of them have been in the positions they are in for longer then me. This of course will make them slightly upset as I joined after them and I am now their boss. Now I have to be sensitive to that fact….Not sure why but I guess I do while they figure it out.
I will be working on figuring all this out as well as looking for more management resources online to help with my transition. I feel like I have so much to learn!! I feel like I am so far behind the 8 ball on this.
Professional Goal milestone Reached….
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