The cost of bad management is high! Good people can be good employees and have good intentions but become bad managers, and organizations cannot afford to have bad managers!
Typically, a "first day" on the job looks like a lot of paperwork, not much interaction and a definite start off on the wrong foot. Instead of sending the message to new hires that they are being courted for long-term commitment, organizations welcome them in a cold, sterile and less than exciting way. First impressions are too important to keep doing them the wrong way!
Good management is not something that’s an inherent skill, it must be learned and developed. Managers must be trained how to effectively delegate (not abdicate!), how to make successful hiring decisions, how to monitor, coach and provide constructive feedback to others, and how to prioritize building trust and open communication with direct reports. Intentional measures must be taken to ensure first-time managers find success. Let’s break the chain of “insanity” and do something different to see different results!