Bringing on a new manager is an important part to a company’s health and success. The first few weeks and months of the manager’s new position are a key to establishing a foundation for positive relationships. Employee onboarding goes well beyond orientation. Onboarding, the process of assimilating a new employee to the company’s culture, requires frequent and ongoing communication.
A critical part of on-boarding is establishing communication between manager and employees. Managers should know and understand your organization’s values and vision, and be able to explain these to their employees.
According to Career Builders.com, on-boarding should involve frequent feedback, relationship building and mentoring to truly be effective. In turn, it should reduce employee turnover, increase morale and production and help become a valuable contributor to the future success of the organization. “The worst thing you can do is hire or promote somebody into a managerial position and not give them the tools to be successful. Often, organizations take an uber-smart, technically competent person and promote him to being a manager and assume he knows what he needs to know about managing a department,” Sharlyn Lauby, author of the blog HR Bartender, stated in a SHRM interview. There are easy ways to avoid this problem.
A key element to a successful on-boarding is DiSC. Using DiSC Workplace and DiSC Management can be essential for giving your managers key insights for their success. Participants using Everything DiSC Workplace understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. The result is more effective and productive working relationships. Using DiSC improves communication between the employee and their new manager.
Using Everything DiSC Management can be an effective tool for a new manager. Everything DiSC Management participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage. This helps new managers communicate better with their employees. The tools helps them understand how to motivate, delegate and direct others. Another effective tool to use for the new manager is the Everything DiSC Comparison Reports. Everything DiSC Comparison Reports are follow-up reports that can be created for any two participants to illustrate their similarities and differences.
Since conflict is present in every team and every department, Everything DiSC Productive Conflict is becoming popular in management training. Helping new managers understand how they handle conflict both well and poorly, can prevent common problems new managers experience.
The result of using these DiSC assessments is a more confident manager who can adapt their styles to manage more effectively.
Using Everything DiSC Profiles for Onboarding, TalentGear.com
Welcoming New Co-Workers, Training Magazine
Rather than have the manager and/or one or two co-workers conduct most of the team-specific orientation and training, try involving the entire team.
Onboarding New Employees For Success, Ellard Management and Marketing