Unless I'm blind or havent looked enough, I need some help in regards to managing employees who at one time used to be your co-workers.
In the sense that I used to be a co-worker like everyone else and now have been promoted to the branch manager of the office. I always took on more responsibilities than I needed so the only thing that's really changed is my power, and ability to help employees in a more formal manner.
But how would you approach your employees so they understand that you're now their boss with out them thinking your power tripping so to speak. Getting them to co-operate with you is [i]very difficult [/i] and sometimes they dont even take you seriously.