Managing People

The manager infodeck: Quickly helping new teams and new employees get to know you

I use a slide deck to introduce myself to new team members. It’s meant to jump-start the trust relationship between us.

By Jim Grey (about)

A new manager arrives on the scene. Or a new employee joins the company. What kind of person is the manager? What will he or she expect? 

It takes time for any manager and employee to build a trusting working relationship. But you can jump-start the trust by sharing your basic philosophies and rules of engagement in a slide deck.

The title slide from my manager infodeck.

This deck quickly lays out the things you care most about: what you believe about management and about the kind of work your teams do, what makes you crabby, and how you operate day to day.

It’s also an opportunity for you to tell your story in thumbnail. It humanizes you and helps you be more approachable.

It also lets you lay out nuts-and-bolts expectations such as how much notice you want of vacations.

I’ve used my manager infodeck for a few years now to good effect. If you’re curious, you can see it here. You can even use it as a starting point for yours.

By Jim Grey

Writer. Photographer. Leader of geeks.

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