Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video Learn to give and take, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
- I sometimes define business as trading favors.…You're new to a company, lots of people to meet,…lots of people from whom you're going to need…ongoing guidance and support.…Lots of favors you'll be asking,…lots of taking on your part.…You may very well begin to feel like a pest,…but remember, you have something you can offer them.…There are people and things you know,…experiences you've have, a particular set of functions…in the company, that they might be able to use.…
You want to offer to help them too,…and you may not be able to deliver for them yet,…but let them know you're available…and willing to be of service.…As you begin meeting people in the company,…tell them what you do and what you're good at,…both at work and outside of work.…Be a resource.…As you walk around doing your initial meet and greet,…pay attention to what's important to them.…People decorate their workspaces with things they like,…the things that matter to them,…that remind them what it is they're working for.…
Spouses, children, pets, hobbies,…
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