Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video Bond with your new teammates, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
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- It's important to realize that success…in the workplace is not just about the work.…A huge part of your winning has to do…with your relationship with your team.…Bond with them, not just as fellow workers, but as people.…They will appreciate that you're reaching out.…For example, I always make sure…that there are snacks at our weekly staff meetings,…and I customize them for the participants.…These are individuals you're working with.…So I'll take orders and then send someone…to the local bakery to get Freddy his chocolate danish,…Caroline, her cheese baguette,…and Lena, her jelly donut, et cetera,…and of course, the beverage of their choice.…
A coach is only as good as his team feels.…Keeping your staff and coworkers happy goes a long way…toward creating a pleasant work environment.…I'll also take my team out for coffee or lunch or dinner.…It gives us an opportunity to know each other better…outside the pressure cooker of the office,…but that's not just the boss's job.…Any worker can make this happen.…Hopefully, your life has some balance…
Success starts with a good foundation, a great plan, and an attitude of humility—no matter your level of expertise. From there, you learn techniques to integrate with your team, communicate and collaborate effectively, and find mentors at your company. Dr. Austin also helps you cultivate an energetic and focused attitude that will position you for future success.
- Starting with humility
- Communicating effectively
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Bonding with teammates
- Finding mentors
- Learning to give and take