I was recently promoted to a new position in another city. On my first week of being in my new position my new boss announced that I will be placed in charge of everyone in the department while he moves up into a new position. I am still getting used to this new position and learning about the culture (I remember the first 90 days about "fitting in"). I have told my new boss that I would like to "learn the culture and how things are done" and transition slowly but he seems persistent which makes me feel like "the new man on the block" and somewhat uncomfortable.
Any advice on how I can manage both my relationship with my new boss and with my "new subordinates" would be greatly appreciated as I feel a little bit awkward right now.