Ive just started a new role as a fairly senior manager. It is a maternity cover.
An old colleague of mine works there in a different team but in the same physical room. There have been issues between a staff member of my team and a member of his team, which I gather are mostly poor performance on his staff members side and there is quite the frosty atmosphere in the room. It seems that he hasn't dealt with it particularly well and I think that may be due to his lack of managerial experience.
As the most senior person in the room I am going to get this issue resolved and I am wondering whether a good way to build relationships would be to mentor him.
We are at the friendship level of going out for lunch etc.