Role Identity Shifts for New Manager

Here’s something most new manager training programs don’t take into account: management is a matter of degree. Some new managers will have “pure” management roles and drop their individual contributor work completely. Others will ascend to “working manager” roles in which they’re expected to do their old jobs alongside their leadership duties. Still others will become “team leads” in which just a few management tasks will be added to their existing workload.

Read From Individual Contributor to Leader: A Role Identity Shift Framework for Leader Development Within Innovative Organizations in the Journal of Management.

About the Author

Ben Butina, Ph.D.
Dr. Butina, who hosts the Department 12 Podcast, is an industrial-organizational psychologist with interests in training, leadership development, talent management, and positive psychology in the workplace.

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