They say that working with people is one of
the most difficult things to do and, you know what, it´s true! We all have a
certain way of seeing things. But that is the beauty of it all. Getting to know
people around you, your colleagues, learning how each of them works and what
their likes and dislikes are, are the first steps to a successful professional
Many new employees struggle through their
first team meeting while others breeze through with confidence. The overall
experience is highly dependent on the process one follows when first joining
a new team.
Over the years I have had the opportunity
to talk with managers, past employees and had conversations with them on how
they managed to transition to a new team or department. I want to share with
you some of the things you can do when joining a new team to help you have a
great relationship with your colleagues and boss.
Connect with your new manager and teammates early and often
- Meet with your new manager to understand what they look for in
each employee and learn what actions annoy them the most.
- When meeting with your new teammates learn about their role,
what they are passionate about, and identify ways of how to best work
- If possible meet with team members of the teams your group
partners with on a consistent basis because in the future when things get
busy or hectic they will respond to your request (people tend to respond
quicker to those they already have a relationship with).
There are no good or bad tasks. There are just
tasks you are assigned to do and tasks you are not. For you, this means you get
the chance to show how good you are!
During a project you can ask your manager
for more responsibility. If they think you can handle it, you´ll get it.
Basically nobody is waiting for you to learn how to do something. You´ll have
to learn on the way.
So, if you want to get noticed, you have to
be smart about it. Do an excellent
job, take on small tasks but with greater responsibility, help a co-worker,
learn the pace and finish your tasks before anyone else. This also means you´ll
have to put in more hours than anyone else. But hey, nobody said it was going
to be easy!
I know you are eager to prove you are the
best of the best, I know there are things you can improve in your company, but
everything in this life takes time, you have to learn to be patient, you have
to observe what happens around you and then show how you can contribute.
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