First line supervisors, including team leaders, supervisors, and managers, are vital for conveying the leader’s vision and goals to secure buy-in, accomplish work, and advance change. First line supervisors are directly responsible for one or more individuals of an organizational team.
Supervisors create and oversee their team's workflow, or the tasks required to complete a job. Supervisors must define goals, communicate objectives, and manage team performance.
Supervision includes include essential leadership, communications, time management, and employee performance management skills. These critical leaders must be able to communicate vision, articulate goals, direct work activities, ensure quality, support team members, inspire performance, lead change, and grow the next generation of supervisors and managers.