I wonder if you could help my with the following situation:
It looks as if I am about to receive a promotion. There are several candidates for the position, and one of them is a co-worker of mine. She is keen on the promotion but after a conversation I have had with the COO last Friday is looks as though she will not get the position.
As we are co-workers, I expect this to bring so problems in the future, should I accept.
I would not only expect her to be disappointed but I wonder how much she will support me in my new role as here manager.
She will be a valuable asset in the team and I would like to start off with her on the right foot.
How can I win her over to work on my team and not let her disappointment about not getting the position effect our relationship?
Nothing negative might actually happen, but in the event it does, I would like to be prepared.
In addition, she will bring along two team members who have not directly reported to her, but she felt as though they did. This has been cause for conflict in the past. Further more, I will bring along three team members from my old team with whom I have a very professional and productive relationship.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be highly appreciated.
Kind regards from Germany