How to adapt to a new workplace

Starting work in a new company is always an exciting and exciting event. A new environment, a new company, new rules, a new workplace and so many new, almost unfamiliar colleagues…

Each of us remembers his first day at work very well. Most of us are not so worried about the fulfillment of duties as about adaptation in a new team. Agree, becoming a harmonious and irreplaceable part of the team is quite a challenge.

How to behave in a new place in order to quickly master work tasks, make a good impression and make sure that you are immediately perceived as a high-class specialist?

We have prepared for you some tips that will help you go through the adaptation period at your new workplace without stress.

Get to know your colleagues

In small companies, a newcomer is introduced to the team by one of his colleagues. In corporations, this is done by HR specialists: they talk about the company’s structure and its values, give welcome boxes and introduce the team. You can have a mentor – he introduces you to other employees, helps you understand the tasks.

Treat the first meeting as a networking event: be genuinely interested in colleagues, their personalities, notice the beauty in each of them, listen and talk about yourself. Use any excuse to communicate: don’t have lunch alone, join meetings in the office, don’t miss corporate parties. In more informal circumstances, you can also learn about the “unwritten” rules of the company and find common topics and useful working acquaintances with colleagues.

Know the rules and processes.

Your mentor, mentor or your HR will help you with this. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and ask for advice from more experienced colleagues. You are a beginner, and they will be happy to help you. It is better to ask questions and do the right thing than to correct mistakes. To become a part of the team and the company as a whole, it is necessary to learn, respect and support the company’s traditions, internal rules, business etiquette and corporate culture. Be responsible and attentive: minor details can easily spoil the impression about you. Most often, this concerns the dress code, punctuality and norms of communication.

Set a goal.

For you, a new job is development in a new field? Are you looking to quickly move up the career ladder and become a manager or team leader? Are you interested in the benefits and opportunities provided by the company? Maybe you came to this job for useful acquaintances? It is important to answer these questions and understand in which direction to move in order to achieve the main goal. Next, create an action plan for this and confidently step towards the goal, but do not overload yourself. Give yourself time. Do not aim to become a better employee in one or two months of work. Burnout, self-exhaustion, reduces your satisfaction with life and delays the moment of adaptation.

Familiarize yourself with your tasks and responsibilities.

The first step may be to receive tasks and instructions from your predecessor. In a fairly short time, you will need to master a mass of information and take over his role, performing it even better. In the first week, you need to understand what is expected of you, what is included in your area of responsibility and where you can find the necessary information. It is necessary to set goals and understand the criteria by which your work will be evaluated.

Ask for feedback.

It is not necessary to approach the boss every day with a request to comment on your work, this is intrusiveness. Come after the first week (you can write a letter). Next time ask for feedback after the first month and then after three months. It is good when the company itself initiates and organizes such meetings with each employee, for example, at the end of the probationary period. This is usually done by the HR department. At such meetings, they discuss your impressions of the work, give you an objective assessment, and together outline possible ways of development and goals for the near term. But even if such meetings are not held, ask the manager to meet with you. A good manager will find time for you, correctly give an appropriate assessment and advise you on how to become better. It is important to take this exactly as advice, with gratitude and readiness to implement, but in no case as criticism.

We hope that these tips will help you successfully adapt to your new workplace, find a common language with colleagues and management, achieve your goal and grow and develop as a professional every day. Finally, the most important, but also the most difficult advice: keep calm, don’t stress. Whatever the situation, believe that everything is for the best. Even if things don’t go according to plan, even if the company disappoints you, and you decide to change careers, even if after the trial period you have to look for a new job. Keep a positive attitude and inner peace. Remember to recover, your favorite hobby, free time in nature, scratching pets, hugging loved ones will help with this. Only a happy person will be able to bring happiness to others, work efficiently and be the kind of employee who will be appreciated by the company, management and colleagues. This will be the key to yours success in career and other areas of life.

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