I have a new boss starting soon, and I want to be prepared so that I present as a solid, motivated direct report with a professional team. I would like to give him a very succint overview of the team, let him know what are the issues that he may get asked about, and leave him with the impression he can trust me to take of it (which, of course, he can). It's very much a 'Here's what you need to know right now, but it's all under control and you can rest easy knowing my team is sorted until you are ready to do more with us'.
My organisation is going through a period of change, which brings lots of opportunities, but it means that with a new boss coming on board, they won't be aware of all the changes. Previously, I have had the autonomy to run my team as I saw fit, and my team is known as high performers that 'get stuff done'.
I have a lot of good relationships within the organisation, many at levels higher than, including the GM of my group. So, I know that the strategy for my team is solid, and what is needed for my organisation.
My plan so far is to be able to brief my manager by being able to handover a 'current state' report of my team and our function within the organisation. I thought it should contain:
- Who are we? (including how we fit into the organisation, names/positions of my directs, and a brief blurb about each person such as their strong points, and a description of their performance)
- Purpose/vision of the team
- Current high visibility issues (good or bad, just ones he might get asked about by other people so he can give updates etc if asked (my team is a support team))
- Ongoing work efforts (because I'll be asking for funding!)
- I also want to give him my resume, and an outline of where I am taking my team, and why.
Is there anything else I should do for my new manager?
Thanks for reading,