Role of New Manager or Supervisor is Often Very Stressful
The experience of a first-time supervisor or manager is often one of the most trying in their career. They rarely have adequate training for the new management role — they were promoted because of their technical expertise, not because of their managerial expertise. They suddenly have a wide range of policies and other regulations to apply to their subordinates. Work is never “done”. They must represent upper management to their subordinates, and their subordinates to upper management. They’re stuck in the middle. They can feel very alone. So it is a real big challenge to adapt themselves in this role.