Avoiding the new-manager syndrome in design

Photo by Renata Fraga
“Dear younger me,

You finally scored that promotion you’ve been looking for, right?

You’re now a manager.

I’m really excited for you; this is the first step of something big. Make sure to celebrate this promotion with your loved ones. Yep, go ahead and get drunk tonight; you don’t need to act professional all the time.

Now that you are a manager, things will start to change. Probably not in the way you’re expecting, though… You’re such a dreamer, aren’t you?

Let me tell you a few things that I wish someone had told me when I became a manager for the first time.

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