Exactly how many new supervisors encounter difficulty is unclear, but by all accounts it’s a lot. Estimates of the number of new supervisors who fail in their first year range from 40 to 80 percent. Failure rates likely vary a bit by industry and country. But regardless of the specific number, this clearly represents a major problem. Victims include both the new supervisors — who have made an important change in their careers by becoming a supervisor, hoping that it would be a step up — for the employees they supervise, and for the companies where they all work.
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