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First impressions are extremely important. Things get even trickier if you’re introducing yourself to a new team as a manager, or if you’re working remotely and introducing yourself over Slack or email.
It’s a well-worn saying that you never get a second chance at a first impressio...
One of the best ways to create a strong first impression in people’s minds is to greet your new office mates with enthusiasm. Positivity is generally a great way to win people over, but it’s even more important at work where morale may not necessarily be in tip-top shape.
So put a smile on ...
There are numerous studies on how clothes influence our performance. What’s equally clear is that clothes also influence the way others view us. In short, the way we look matters.
So make sure you look the part when you arrive at the workplace. Does the team wear suits and ties? Do the sam...
You’re the new one in the room. Even if you’re the manager, and you’ve been brought in to lead the team, there’s a status quo that your new team is probably comfortable with. Destroying it completely at the very beginning won’t win you any friends. So, before you make any changes, get the lay of ...
Don’t just barge into your new office and start making changes. Learn to listen first. Ask questions and get your team’s opinions.
This approach has two major benefits, especially if you’re in a managing role. First, your team will appreciate it when you ask for their input. We all want to ...
It’s important that you take the initiative in the beginning and introduce yourself to your new office mates. Don’t wait for them to come to you. This will make you seem much more approachable as well as likeable.
It might seem challenging to say hello when you’re not in the same room tog...
When taking the initiative and meeting your new team members, do your best to meet everyone. Don’t only focus on the so-called decision-makers at your new company. Lower-rung employees will notice and you may be seen as a shallow ladder-climber.
Each person in your new organization, from th...
Depending on the size of the company you’re now working for, remembering all the names and faces that you just introduced yourself to may be a challenge. That’s where an organization chart (org chart for short) can really come in handy.
So don’t be afraid to ask the HR department for this d...
Stand out from the crowd and really learn how to introduce yourself to a new team by following up via email with each person you’ve just introduced yourself to. If you can’t do this for everyone, at least message the main people you’ll be interacting with on a regular basis.
You don’t have ...
Great working environments are built upon strong office relationships. If you’re the leader, attempt to organize relationship-building opportunities soon after arriving.
Just make sure you consider our third tip (“Read the room”) before barreling through with a plan that no one is interes...
Things at your new workplace will be different from the last. You’ve likely heard the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
Some things at the new workplace will probably be better. Others might be worse. But you’re here now, and it’s up to you to adapt.
Change what you can wh...
Learning how to introduce yourself to a new team is all very good and well, but applying what you learned isn’t always easy, especially if you’re not the most outgoing person.
But no matter what personality type you have, you can still make a first impression that endears you to your new c...
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