I am the manager of a small group of specialized coaches. I, along with my co-manager, have about 25 employees who perform roughly similar job functions.
Bandwidth for my group has been a constant concern and due to growth in our organization we will need to expand our team by 1/3 by the end of the month which includes hiring a new manager.
While I am excited by the growth I am concerned that productivity, creativity, and culture of our current employees and teams may be negatively impacted by such a large growth in a short period of time.
Outside of having a strong interview guide, what is the best way to bring on a large group of people with out damaging or diluting the existing culture?
What potential pitfalls are there when undertaking growth like this?
Would shuffling employee and manager groups help to bring the new employees up to speed faster?