So, you have accepted the offer of a new role. The contract is now signed, and you are excited to begin a new chapter – congratulations!
So how do you set yourself up for success in this new role?
The first few months in a new role can be quite daunting. How do you ensure your transition goes well with you, making a lasting positive impression on your new colleagues?
Here are 3 areas you might want to focus on:
Ask and listen
They hired you for what you can offer them – but to do that you need to understand the business inside out. So ask questions and listen actively. Seek as many opportunities as you possibly can to meet with your new colleagues, stakeholders and customers. Use this opportunity to establish rapport and build meaningful connections. Always ask questions. Speak to people and find out what is working and what areas they believe can be improved. Offer your help and encourage conversations. The more conversations you have, the more valuable information you will pick up for future use.
Need some help with mastering the first impression? We have a great webinar that might help!
Trust is a crucial ingredient for successful relationships in your new role. Be transparent, friendly and make the time to ask about the personal lives of the people you connect with. It is the sharing of our own experiences, likes and dislikes outside of work that lays the foundation for rapport building and strong, long-lasting relationships.
Be transparent about your schedule with your team and make it easy for people to find you and to connect with you.
Take time to reflect and diarise your days
Your new employers do not expect you to change things overnight. So, take time to analyse information and make it a weekly or even daily practice to reflect and capture the day’s events in a diary.
This practice will help you process your thoughts and emotions as well as taking a more strategic approach in fully understanding the current state of affairs and potential opportunities. A more thoughtful and reflective approach to your new role will set you up for long term success.
Congratulations once again on your new role. What have you done in the past to set you up for success? We would love to hear from you.