Claire Logan, head of people and talent at PA Consulting, comments in Ignites Europe FT in an article on how to cope with the pressure of a promotion.
Claire says: “You shouldn’t ignore the softer side of the new job. If you understand the team’s culture you’ll settle in faster, be more likely to succeed and make a great first impression.”
Claire also recommends building a network of trusted allies in and outside the organisation. “Use connections from your past or outside the organisation as a resource to talk things through and gain perspective,” she says.
Agreeing a clear plan and set of expectations with your boss is another way to ensure a smooth transition into a new role. Claire adds: “A plan can stop you putting pressure on yourself to master everything straight away.”