Assimilating a new senior manager into an organization
always entails far more difficulties and risks than with junior
employees. Learning the new job is just a start. They must decipher
the corporate culture and actual reporting structure, and then
quickly build relationships with key people who will help
their situation. While doing this, their every move is being
scrutinized warily by those with vested interests.
visibility and importance of senior leadership positions and the
horrific consequences for failure, it is
clear that newly promoted managers should have help during
the initial hazardous period.
Immersion & Taking Control
In this stage, the newly hired manager makes some initial judgements and
takes action to correct problems that are obvious and immediate.
The period can often require 4 to 6 months to complete.
After taking time to learn about the organization's problems and
opportunities, the manager reshapes it to fit his personality
and to meet strategic goals. This stage is generally the most
important and traumatic to the organization. This stage can
begin at around 6 months and last to 18 months.
The manager takes what he learnt from the
previous stages and makes refinements to consolidate his
strategic vision more completely. The process involves fewer
changes than the Restructuring phase.
The time needed for each phase depends on many factors such as
the size and age of the organization. In all cases, the new
manager walks a narrow line between acting too quickly before
proper diagnosis and taking too long, and risk losing
support from within the organization.
An organized integration process will increase the chances of a
manager's success in a new position. The process will depend on
many factors but should contain the following basic components.
1. Introductions and Announcements
This is a key first step that is overlooked too often. The new
leader should be presented to other managers and senior reports
in a personal manner. A general welcoming announcement should be
made to the entire relevant organization.
2. Relationship Building
Schedules should be put in place for the new leader to spend
ample time necessary to get to know his most important
stakeholders on a personal level. Meetings that occur during
mealtimes are best.
3. Organization Structure
The new manager should be given clear information of the
structure and governance of the organization along with an
understanding of its main strengths and weaknesses, and key
4. Immediate Priorities
The direct superior should come to an understanding with the
newly installed leader about what action is required that
would address urgent problems. As well, determine what actions
could achieve quick successes that would gain the new manager
credibility with stakeholders.
5. Strategic Plan
Senior manager should also describe clearly the long-term vision
of the company and how the new manager could fit within it.
this e-book to learn all you need to know to
get the best people on your bus and drive it to greatness.
A global manager's failsafe
guide to dominating any industry
by employing its dominant
New sections are being added so
check back regularly.
Send your comments and
& Management Consulting:em>
Associates provides its Executive Search and Recruiting services throughout the emerging countries of the Asia Pacific
region with specific focus on Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos.
proactive and well known in our sectors of focus. Regional
Managers use us to help bridge the gap between local environments and
the world-class requirements of multinational corporations.
o n t a c t U s
+ 632 822 4129 firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO Forum presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise is the largest
regular business event in Philippines and considered one of the
most important in the Southeast Asia region. The forum serves as a
hub for the spreading of ideas that help executive managers
overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are both expatriate and Asian management personnel
overseeing multinational and regional organizations. Held in
Philippines, presenters are leaders in their industries and
engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to the entire
CEO Forum is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social
Responsibility) activity of Chalre Associates, one of Southeast
Asia's most prominent senior management executive search firms, to
promote Philippines as a premier business destination in the Asia
Here to go to Asia
CEO Forum now!
CEO Awards presented by Aseana City represents the
grandest alliance of local and international business people ever
created to promote Philippines on the world stage. As one of the
largest events of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is
considered a must-attend occasion for business leaders active in
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards give
away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership teams
and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the region.
The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have demonstrated
outstanding achievement for their organizations and contributions
As one of the fastest growing nations on the planet, the world's
business leaders have their eyes on Philippines like never before.
The annual gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia
CEO Forum, the largest regular networking event for the
business community in Philippines.
to go to Asia
CEO Awards now!
throughout the world call upon the Principals of Chalre Associates for thought leadership.
Below are some examples of published material written by our
consultants or international journalists who refer to them. For a complete list of published work,
Getting Ready For The
Deluge: Outsourcing in Philippines
Chalre Associates senior staff
Economist Intelligence Unit of the Economist magazine
asked Chalre Associates' Chairman, Richard Mills,
to write a chapter about the Philippine outsourcing sector
in its annual Business Guide Book. The material
provides a Executive Briefing on the progress and major
issues facing this industry that is certainly one of most
significant growth stories in the world.
Asia Pacific Mining
Conference 2007 - Report
Chalre Associates senior staff
The 7th Asia Pacific Mining Conference put on by the Asean
Federation of Mining Associations was perhaps the largest
such event in the region. Richard Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates
gave this report on what was said by the prominent mining
people who presented.
State of BPO in Philippines: Dan Reyes Speaks
Chalre Associates senior staff
Mills, Chairman of Chalre Associates,
interviewed Dan Reyes of Sitel for ComputerWorld (US) recently to get
his views on the state of the BPO industry in Philippines. Dan
presented US readers with compelling information to support his view
that Philippines is currently seen as the "Number 1" option by global
companies sending BPO work to offshore destinations.
Dan Reyes is easily one of most experienced Business Process
Outsourcing (BPO) managers in the Asia Pacific region and the world. He
is head of the extremely successful Philippine operations of Sitel, the
world's largest call center organization. Among other things, he is a
founder and former president of the Business Processing Association of
the Philippines. more