Join Dr. Chaz Austin for an in-depth discussion in this video Mirror your coworkers, part of Succeeding in a New Job.
- William Burroughs reputedly said,…"If you look like everybody else,…"you can get away with anything."…You want to fit in at work.…Not just how you look, but in how you act.…Human beings are tribal.…Starting a new job is like joining a new tribe.…And people can sense whether you belong or don't.…So mirror your co-workers.…You want to be perceived as part of the team.…Dress as if you do.…I remember years ago a headhunter…arranging an interview for me with a music company.…
But I didn't do my research…and showed up in a coat and tie.…I got off the elevator,…walked into the company's offices,…and saw immediately that everyone was wearing jeans.…I took off my coat and tie…and rolled up the sleeves on my dress shirt…as fast as I could, but it was too late.…They knew and I knew that I didn't fit.…Needless to say, I didn't get the job.…Ironically, when I led a team at Musicians Institute,…one of my staff, Ronnie, would arrive for work…dressed in a coat and tie.…
He felt that that was the professional way…to look in an office.…
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