[b]Question[/b]: How do I manage through the transition phase, reassuring existing team whilst taking in 2 additional teams?
My Company is reorganizing as part of a downsizing.
As part of the change, I have been promoted to take over additional assignments and employees and managers from 2 additional teams.
My existing team (5 FTE) is fairly new and has been hired in by me only 4 months ago. Strategy and goals have just been finalized and the team is very enthusiastic.
The 2 teams I am taking on (4 + 4 FTE’s) are less enthusiastic about the whole situation. The team leaders will be demoted and the team members are, I expect, skeptic regarding the future. They are, in general, less skilled and experienced compared to my existing team.
Anyone in the MT community who has valuable experience?
How do I maintain momentum, enthusiasm and sense of urgency and motivation among my “old” directs?
How do I manage the “new” directs including demoted managers?