I would like some advice on what should be the initial tasks when entering a new job role. I am going to be joining a new company at a senior management level in IT.
The last person in this role is moving laterally into a new role after having been in this role for a number of years. I anticipate some passive/aggressive reactions from my new management team and from their prior boss.
To further complicate matters (as if I really needed more) is that the culture of the IT organization has become a 'lifestyle' company in that most of the organization has been complacent and casual about their jobs. Extreamly low turn over, combined with a soft/laid-back management style has been the norm for a while, and I have been brought in to re-energize/kick-start IT.
I have been reading the First 90 Days (as recommened by the MT book list) and it seems to cover this in a broad sense, and I have transitioned a number of times in my career, but I believe that this situation combines a number of elements I have not had to deal with simultaneously before. As such, I am looking for both tactical (initial & short term) and strategic (everything else) advice on how to approach this.