In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about how to earn the trust of a team you’re taking over as a new manager.
Winning over members of a team you just took over is not an easy feat. There’s bound to be resistance from some team members and if you don’t manage the situation well, this can affect how successful you’re going to be as a manager.
In this week’s episode, Steli and Hiten talk about what to do when you first take over a team, the importance of making a good first impression, what to do with team members you don’t want on your team and much more.
Time Stamped Show Notes:
00:00 About today’s topic.
00:31 Why this topic was chosen.
00:43 The importance of making a good first impression.
01:05 What to do when you first take over a team.
02:10 The quickest way to fail.
04:07 What to do with team members you don’t want on your team.
05:50 Problems that can arise when you make changes to a team.
06:17 Why it’s important to be upfront with team members.
06:42 How company culture can affect your decisions.
07:19 Why you should use the values the company has to your advantage.
3 Key Points:
First impressions matter. Talk to everyone on the team and just learn. Have honest conversations with your team members