Promotion is a way of recognizing talent, rewarding hard work and ensuring continuity within an organization.
Promoting one employee from among the ranks of the person’s peers can have its drawbacks, however, if the promoted employee is now in a position of supervising people who previously were peers, or close personal friends.
Monica Wofford, CEO of the leadership training and consulting firm Contagious Companies, Inc., says that promotions create many changes, and when roles shift people can shift how they view a manager. Wofford offers five ways by which making a smooth, speedy transition while preventing a strong drop in results.
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