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Six Ways To Successfully Join And Lead A New Team

Do not be afraid to be unpopular

Once you are ready to bring about informed changes, do not be too worried about being perceived as the bad guy.

It is important that you share your motivations for the changes and the positive impact you expect the changes to have on the team, the business, and other stakeholders.

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Communicate clearly and frequently

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Have a plan in place from the start to ensure your team understands what you are expecting from them.

For example, should they report every task they complete? Is there a set amount of time in which they should be able to reply to emails?

Roles and responsibilities documents

Your team will work as a unit if every member is aware of their own responsibilities and the importance of their work in the organization.

This can be accomplished by creating a document that describes their role in the company in detail.

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Immerse yourself in company culture

Fitting in at a new job often means observing the overall culture of the company and adapting. 

Openly embrace the culture of your new company by making the office norms your new habits.

Connect with people

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Be prepared

Having applied for the job, you probably know a good amount about the business anyway, but it often helps to do some more homework.  

Find out about the history, philosophy, and values that have built the company you’re now part of.

Immerse yourself

Really enjoy finding out everything you can about your new culture. 

Simply show your passion for working with your new team by finding out what it really means to be part of the team and the business.