First Meeting with a New Team
I have just secured a new job as a Department Head at a presitgous school in Victoria, Australia.
It is a similar role to what I am performing now, however, it has a few extras as well. For example, I will be now involved with staff appraisals and interviewing prospective staff. It wil be more demanding than I am used to.
I was wondering how to approach my first meeting with my faculty members and whether I should get down to business right away or have a bit of a get to know you, this who I am session.
Also, two or three of the existing staff applied for the same job which makes me feel they will be highly critical of me from the start.
I prefer the down to business approach but was wondering what you think.
I have no formal business/management training but have had 4 years in my current role as Department Head at a much smaller school.