I'm starting at a new company soon, and whilst I've managed a team before, I've never entered the organisation as a manager -- I've always been promoted into management in the past, taking over a team of colleagues I already had a good working relationship with. I'm confident in my ability to do the job, but I'm wondering about the steps I should be taking between walking in the front door on the first day through to "business as usual" operation.
I'm thinking of issues like introducing myself to the team, learning everyone's names, introducing the trinity, that sort of thing. Should I have one huge multi-hour meeting with everyone and run through everything, or keep things very low key and take the "softly, softly" approach? What have people found to be most effective when starting as a manager at a new job?
If this has been covered before, I'd be happy to take references to previous forum posts or podcasts and learn from those. I've found the podcasts I've listened to to be invaluable in improving my confidence and broadening my ideas of how to manage in my new role.