Before accepting a promotion, be certain to ask for a detailed explanation of your new responsibilities, who you’re working under, who will be working under you, what your deliverables are, and what metrics you’ll be judged by. Also ask if you’ll be responsible temporarily for any of your previous tasks from your old position.
These questions are necessary to ascertain what your formula for success should be and will allow you to raise any objections if you believe you’ll be stretched too thin. Once you’ve accepted these new responsibilities, be sure to put them into writing for yourself to hold yourself accountable.
Contributor: Nicolas Straut from fundera