I am getting ready to sit down with a counterpart in my department and let a couple people in his group know that they will be moving underneath me.
This is a good thing (for the other manager, and for our boss) as we are trying to consolidate some functions that I happen to be proficient in... I also "think" that the two people who will be moving over will be happy with the change as well.
However, having never done this before I am a little concerned about saying or doing the wrong thing in this process to screw things up.
I have listened to the new manager podcast and I think I will be able to take advantage of most if not all the suggestions made in it. But what about this initial meeting. Is there a good way to raise morale? I am thinking about trying to stay away from strategy or anything specific..
Could use some suggestions here!