Congratulations: you are in charge of a team and they have accepted you as their manager! Happiness… really? Knowing how to manage a team on a daily basis is far from being a long, quiet river. As in any trip, there are moments of calm, rapids, waterfalls and even rocks hidden underwater that can give a whole new direction to your trip. It is in these moments that a leader not only has the opportunity to prove himself and especially to take his place.
Managing a team at work is a job in itself. The team leader will soon discover that if he wants to manage his team well, he will need to develop his agility to take turns playing different roles such as director, conductor, referee, sports coach or mother hen. However, these different roles are far from being obvious for any manager who is just starting out or for the experienced manager who finds himself managing a new team. Let’s zoom in on each of these roles.