Meeting my new Team: What to say?
Summary: When meeting the new team, what shall I say? Can I use the "first day communication with a new employee" guide here or introduce Ono-on-Ones, or just myself?
I would like to get input on my first day in my new position.
I have taken a new position as a manager in a new town, in a new company and I am planning my first steps there. The first week will be mid January. My new boss suggested the Monday Weekly with the team to tell the team: Here is your new Boss.
Before (in Dec.) there is a workshop for my future team and my new boss invited me to go there and meet everybody in person (since the team is split in three different locations). I do plan on taking this chance as well (pretty much 30 min. at the beginning and than leave, because I do not want to take over their workshop).
"The 30 min. Training in Dec." I would use for: Hi, I am Sebastian. Family Background, Education, Professional Experience, happy to join, Questions. Thanks, meet you guys in January. Main Message: “Do not fear, I come in peace."
In the Jour-Fix on my first day I would like to say: Hi, I am Sebastian. Made it, excited to be here and ready to start. Questions? Okay, my plan for the first week is: Have 1 hour meetings with everybody to get to know you. Thanks. Main Message "Do not fear, I put you first."
But I wonder if I could / should say something like the Manager Tools recommendation for the first meeting with a new employee: Be honest, Be kind, Do well. Setting the tone, because this is really important to me. If not in those meetings, than when?
Suggestions, Opinions, Experience?
Thanks a lot.