The early days of becoming a new supervisor can be very intimidating and downright scary. Employees are looking to them for information or advice, and in most cases, they don't have any idea of what is expected. As a manager, one of the best tools to get your new supervisor off and running is a detailed checklist. This checklist should include things they need to know (and do) on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Getting your new leader into a solid routine of key areas they need to focus on will pay dividends in the end. Not only will you be able to gauge how well they are able to stick to the priorities you have established through the checklist, but you can then focus more of your time providing information and guidance on other leadership related topics.
Weekly and Monthly Checklists
Do the right thing by setting your new supervisors on a path to success. Frequent, open and honest dialogue about expectations, along with their progress on the goals you have set will help solidify your working relationship. This tool is a key step to get the ball rolling.