Getting the job that you want is not an easy process, it takes much more than having a good resume. There are a lot of challenges and problems along the way until one actually gets through to an interview stage. Then job seekers have to successfully pass an interview in order to get the job. However, that's not where the problems end. After you are granted the job there are still many challenges to be overcome. Today we would like to talk about one of such challenges - fear of a new workplace environment. As you enter the new office you probably think about how to fit into the office team and get along with all of the colleagues. This is something we would like to help our readers with.
Don't Just Adjust to, Create Your Workplace Environment
The very first thing you have to understand is you don't have to adjust to everything that is related to the workplace environment. You can actually be the change. Not by dictating your own rules, but showing an example in what you do and how you do it. We would like to note that when we are talking about workforce environment we mean atmosphere within the team of employees, relationships between each other, etc. In no way, we are talking about design or organization of the office (although some of the principles could be utilized in this context too).
As soon as you step into the new office choose to be friendly and generous towards others. Practicing acts of kindness when nobody expects it can significantly change the cold office environment. More than that, it can become contagious. You have probably got a bunch of talents apart from your professional skills that could be helpful for some co-workers. Share those skills and talents with others assisting them with their responsibilities. Sharing with others will help you stretch yourself to knowing more as well as motivate other co-workers to do the same.
Many people when they start working for a company try to be open, friendly, and helpful within the first two weeks or so. After such employee is accepted into the team there is no need to be that kind of person anymore and he/she gets back to the "normal" type of behavior. This is wrong. Creating a workplace environment takes much more than just two weeks... Be consistent in setting the patterns. Lastly, be grateful and recognize good things around you. There should be something good around - people, office setting, some kind of corporate events. It is important to be grateful for those good things and express this gratefulness in words. Appreciating people and things around will help you form a positive attitude, which subsequently will help you be effective at your workplace.