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The 7 Common (And Totally Avoidable) Mistakes New Managers Make


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3. NOT GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE

“How you begin is so important to how you’re perceived by your team,” Pollak says. In particular, “don’t hide behind technology.” While it may be easier and more convenient to communicate by email, “in managing people, that human touch is still extremely important for good things and not-so-good things.” You want to figure out what works and what doesn’t for different people, and assumptions can get you in trouble later on.

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