4 ways to deal when a good manager leaves
Having a boss that you love is wonderful … until they leave. What happens when a good manager leaves your company? Adjusting can be tough, especially if you’ve been spoiled by having a great supervisor.
Scope out their replacement and assess how they work. Don’t automatically dismiss the newbie just because they’re not who you’re used to. That’s unfair to them, and it will only hinder your own work: Do you produce better results for people that you like or for people you resent? Don’t start off on the wrong foot out of fear of the unknown. You may have to adjust and accommodate to new needs.
Be patient and help out whenever you can. Your new boss is just as stressed about making a good impression and learning the ropes as you are to work with her. Don’t make her life harder by being bitter!
Look for silver linings! It may not be what you’re accustomed to, but that’s not necessarily bad. For instance, you may not be BFFs with your new boss, but not wasting that gossiping by the Flavia machine can mean you get out of the office earlier. And now that your boss who you loved moved elsewhere, you have a contact at another company if your own position gets stale.
Plan an exit strategy. Job satisfaction is a huge factor in overall life satisfaction, and if you’re miserable, bored, overstressed or otherwise unhappy after you’ve both adjusted to your new roles, then start sending out feelers and resumes.