Having an affair with a colleague is something that newly-appointed bosses should avoid at all costs, says a new report published today.
Leadership performance company First100 has compiled its list of ‘seven deadly business sins’ for new managers, and puts office dalliances as the top ‘no-no’.
Other faux-pas for to be avoided include referring to “how we did things in my old company”; and making decisions just for the sake of being decisive.
The seven deadly sins for new bosses:
- Don’t sleep with a colleague (unless you are married or in a relationship with them!)
- Don’t keep referring to “how we did things in my old company”
- Avoid too many introductory meetings which you can’t follow up
- Don’t make decisions just for the sake of being decisive
- Don’t avoid sacking someone in the hope they’ll work out – they rarely do
- Don’t avoid playing the political game – everyone else is at it
- Avoid telling staff you’re going to spend your first 3 months asking questions
First100’s Garrett O’Keeffe said: “The first 100 days in a new role are important in so many ways. Get off to a good start and a boss can set the tone for the rest of their time at an organisation, but equally the opposite applies.”