" Its the best way to iron out rumors and confront the issues that arise with a new
manager, and to create a climate of openness
.............Bill Hunt, GE Power Systems
A change in management can easily derail even the most productive teams as they
try to understand how to work successfully with a new manager. Most of the time
this transition happens slowly as individuals interpret their managers actions and
comments and draw conclusions about what is required of them in this new world. Through
trial and error individuals learn the working practices and preferred style of the
manager. Its an unsettling time that reduces productivity and creativity.
At Leading Insight we have successfully used the New Manager Assimilation process,
to ramp up the integration of a newly appointed managers with his or her direct
reports. This facilitated half day session, can compress months of getting to know
their new manager to a few intense hours, ensuring that a team quickly becomes productive
after a management change.
It is a simple process that requires excellent facilitation and coaching skills to
be effective. It is a kind of brainstorming session combined with an intervention
that gets everyone on the team off to a strong start.