Adaptation to a New Work Environment
You have just started a new job and now you think of the ways to feed in with the rest of your work pals. You are visibly shaken to suddenly get introduce to a new work environment with a completely different culture, new supervisors and colleagues. Also, your job description suddenly changes. In times like this, you are enthusiastic and simultaneously apprehensive. Once your evaluation starts, it is essential you get completely adjusted to your new job. For that to happen, the following pointers can be helpful
- Learn about the company’s profile. This include having a clear understanding of the company’s background, its organizational structure, business scope, activities, ethical values, culture and etc. This would give you a projection of what the organization is all about and can help you gauge your expected contribution. Also, be aware of your own job description and responsibilities. Even though everyone has a fixed set of his/her own duties at the workplace but in modern era, an agency wants all its employees to be flexible and be ready to provide input as and when required.
- Be an avid observer. We know it is in nature for a new employee to be very proactive and chatty, but during the first few months of your job, we advise you to be a strict listener as a careless error from your part may prove to be devastating to your position in the organization. However, there is nothing wrong with being social, people adores the one who does it after all. Go talk with your peers during the allotted free time.
- Handle criticism. A lot of times you might feel the urge to lash out if you feel you are being treated unfairly. It is a very common response but for a newcomer, you might want to take a step back and examine yourself first. Acknowledge your mistake if you have any and try to rectify it as soon as possible. It will create a great first impression to your co-workers. Bottom-line is this, you will learn things at a faster rate if you can deal with feedbacks both positive and negative ones.
- Keep your communications strong with both your supervisor and your colleagues. You would always want to keep them informed in advance so that they do not get caught off-guard.
There are numerous other facts to take into account, but the aforesaid suggestions are the main at this point of your career. Take a look at them, learn them and preserve them by heart (if that is possible!).