I just signed the offer letter for my first step up into management in my company. It's a big change, a big (3000mi) move, and really exciting.
Bottom line: I have no idea how to start the first day with an established team that will be new to me.
The first 90 days podcast series was immensely helpful, and I'm sure without it that I'd have blown my entire first year in the position. The first meeting new directs series was good, but it was a lot more focused on the idea of someone new joining my team, not me taking over a new team.
The workgroup is 15 people, various seniority levels all the way from four months down to over thirty years. I'm at about four years myself. They recently compressed two locations into the one I'll be working at, which means you've got two 'cliques' of people with different histories, likely different levels of policy observance, different openness to management based on previous bosses, who need to work together.
My natural instinct is to prepare a thirty minute long speech (or better yet, a printed handout!) that goes over all sorts of junk that nobody's going to care about but will make me feel like I delivered the right information. My brain knows that that instinct is a terrible one (THANKS MANAGER TOOLS!). I'm sure a lot of it is just nerves as well. I absolutely love my company (despite their many flaws), and especially with the distance of the move and how well the company treated me through the interview process and is treating me with the relocation assistance, I feel a strong urge to succeed.