Several months ago I accepted a promotion from my employer. This is my first foray into management. I have held onto my SQL responsibilities, but also took on the honor of supervising the Windows Server Team. This is a team of seven talented and capable individuals. One of the challenges to this position is that it came about due to a reorganization and two disparate teams have been brought together to be one server team. Three of the team members work with me at the data center, and four were dispersed across the other hospitals in my organization. Turning these hard working, talented individuals into a cohesive team is my initial goal. Doing this as we open our second data center is adding some to that challenge.
One of my first responsibilities was to hire the eighth member of my team who will at least for a while fill a unique position as a facility and data center based employee. The gentleman I chose brought a fantastic tool set to the team that I will be utilizing in the future. He is also taking his first steps to become a SQL DBA and free up more of my time to lead.
I wish I could say that I have all the tools and knowledge to make this a smooth transition for the team and myself, but instead I am learning how much I need to learn about personalities, and more importantly how to lead my team to fulfill my vision.
But that is all for now. More as I continue to figure out where I am going.