Hey….ambitious professionals, I am Sunil… Today I am going to walk you through my 5 tips on how to adapt to anew workplace environment so that you can set the best impression and set yourself up for success in your new company.
As a career strategist, I had the honor of being able to help numerous professionals land their dream job offers and so if this is something that you’re interested in working with me one I can give you details about that at the end of this article. When you first start a new job it’s very easy to just go with the flow, do as you’re told and try not to rock the boat just so that you can pass the probation period. But what if I told you that there were different ways that you can show up to a new workplace environment. Not only so that you can just fit in and adapt but that you can really truly be your best self every day. So I am going to a walk you through my 5 tips on how to adapt to a new workplace environment. So that you can set yourself up for success in your new job in the company.
TIP: 1. Observe the lay of the land.
Notice how things are done, if you find that the way that people work in your company or department is very individualistic. Meaning people are very independent with their work then take notice of that and keep that in mind. This likely means that in this company they tend to value, making independent decisions and working independently and being able to come up with solutions and recommendations on your own with limited guidance and supervision. On the other hand, if you find that there is a lot of collaboration going on, people sharing ideas with one another, then perhaps this company or team tends to value communication and teamwork. Being able to take notice of your environment and keeping this in mind will help you in your future interactions with your co-workers and colleagues on the tasks assignments and projects that you end up working on.
Tip:2 Be friendly and introduce yourself to people as you meet them.
Now you don’t have to necessarily go around handing cookies to every new co-worker that you meet and introduce yourself. But you should be willing to smile and introduce yourself and talk to anyone who comes across your path and makes sure that you get to know them as your potential co-worker. So don’t be afraid to small talk with your new co-workers, ask them how long they’ve been here? are they enjoying it? what they do?. You want to ask them small questions about themselves in a friendly yet professional way.
Tip:3 Learn the processes, systems and business well.
The earlier and more than you’re able to understand how the business works? how the processes are run? how the systems function the better that you’re going to be able to perform your job with fewer hiccups and setbacks. So take notes to ask critical questions when you’re receiving training, play around with the software and systems, so that you understand them, do not be afraid to ask questions. These all will help to accelerate your learning of the basics for your job.
Tip:4 Ask smart questions
When you first join a company right then and there is the time that you need to ask the questions that needed to be asked. People aren’t going to be upset with you if you ask them basic questions and critical questions now, but they may be upset with you if you ask basic questions six months or a year from now. You need to think through the questions that you want to ask so that you can help to understand the business and processes better and you need to be willing to actually open your mouth and ask them. And don’t forget what the answers are, you don’t want to repeat the same questions again and again because you didn’t take proper notes or you didn’t actually understand it was explained to you. So to leave a positive impression is to ask smart questions, ask critical questions, ask why questions and then understand it. If you don’t understand follow-up right then and there, don’t wait a week or two to ask them again.
Tip: 5 Identify low – hanging fruit opportunities for improvement
Once you are familiar with your team, your department, business processes and functions it’s time now to start to observe and identify possible areas for improvement. These are things that you know can easily be improved on and will increase the level of efficiency for your team and company. For example, let’s say that you identify certain manual processes in your team or departments that are slowing things down. And that you know if you just implemented an automated Excel spreadsheet, that would speed up the processes and would require less manual labor. Once you identify these potential areas for improvement don’t be afraid to bring them to the attention of your manager and make the recommendation to have them changed. And offer for you to be the lead person to make that change. And then the key is to do it, implement that change, implement that improvement and don’t forget to record the results of that change or improvement that you implemented, so that at the end of the year when there’s a performance review you’ll be able to bring it up and that’s going to help you with your bonus your salary and your future promotion potential.
These are my 5 tips on how to adapt to anew workplace environment so that you can set yourself for success.
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