Ask the right questions

Each morning before work ask yourself:

  • What do I want to find out about today?
  • How can I support my team today?
  • What strengths do I need to demonstrate today?
  • What demands will I be facing today?
  • What resources do I have available to deal with the demands?
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Joining A New Team

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Connect with people

When you’re starting out working with your new colleagues, be yourself. Don’t put on an act. 

Show them you’re human and making some well-intended efforts to start off on the right foot so that all of your skills, knowledge, and expertise can be shared with increasing passion and confidence as you work together more.

In our eagerness to impress in a new role, it’s very common to set really unrealistic goals about how much we’re going to achieve in the first few months. 

Set some short term personal and work goals which will help to increase your confidence. 

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.

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.

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To better build rapport and counter isolation do the following:

  • smile, tilt your chin lower so you're not looking down on them, and slow down your speech during your video calls, so you come across as being more credible.
  • set a finish time before starting a conversation with someone new to reduce the initial wariness.
  • Be more likable and validate others by listening to them and suspending your ego. Put aside your wish to contribute to the conversation and ask short, open questions like how, when, and why.

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22% of Americans work from home

.... while nearly 50% are involved with remote or virtual team work.

This continuing shift calls for a new range of behaviors and skills.

Avoid coming in with a pre-conceived plan

Chances are you’re being hired to fill a void and address current challenges that have been highlighted to you. 

Do not make the mistake of coming to the table with a pre-determined plan based on these challenges. Take the time to learn the challenges and the extent of them for yourself. Encourage your team to be completely open with you.

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