Who Am I, Boss or Friend?

This is a huge issue, particularly at the supervisory level and especially when someone is pulled out of the work group and promoted to supervisor. It becomes confusing for all concerned, the new boss and the staff. How to act? What to expect from one another? Can we still be friends? How to set new boundaries? These questions reflect the confusion and uncertainty that typically ensues. At the front line, people have less experience dealing with the subtleties of human relations in an … [Read more...]