I am a new manager in charge of a 7 people's marketing team, started 3 weeks ago.
I am coming from a corporate results oriented culture. The new company has a more relaxed approach tp business, but the management wishes to increase efficiency and excellency.
I just have learned that the former head of my team had never addressed any deadlines and the team never worked under pressure. None of them is either a true professional and the work was never done properly and at its best.
When I have started, my boss had straight away addressed tight deadlines for me and the team. From my side I have tried to make sure that we deliver. The team was not happy about new working conditions under deadlines and pressure. I just have heard that they started complaining around about it.
I wonder what can be done under these circumstances? The management confirms that we need to address the deadlines. However I have to make sure that the team is supporting this as well - deliver efficiently, is willing to learn, fit in under the new management style...
I know that the first 3 months I should not change anything, but as I have to address the deadlines, I have no choice...
Many thanks for your ideas.