As a new employee it is a continuous tussle to build a rapport and make a place for yourself in the new environment after coming out with flying color. However, you must not assume that your selection was a matter of coincidence or serendipity. You were selected as your new employer could see your abilities and put his/her faith in you and found you to be well deserving of the given post.
You can start from day one but there is no need to hurry. Getting along with your colleagues is as imperative as following the protocol. Hence, in order to make a smooth transition into a new job Setindiabiz presents you some ways on how to build rapport as a new employee.
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Begin with understanding the team and company history. Be self motivated and create some ideas that would assist the company in moving forward. Ensure that they are executed with your help as per the team’s goals. “Discuss successes and failures which are key to gaining a colleague’s trust. It will help you enjoy your work and be able to break the ice quicker,” said Nihir Parikh, chief business office at e-commerce portal Nykaa.com.
Be willing to make an effort always. Adapt to every situation and mould yourself accordingly. “To be able to adjust to a new culture, manage a working relationship; being willing to accept all tasks assigned to you can also help build better rapport with others at work,” said Ajay Chhangani, chief executive of Rise India, an aggregator in the education sector.
It is better to be clear from the beginning rather than carrying on your tasks with doubts in mind. “Do not hesitate to ask questions regarding doubts and clarifications. By doing so, one creates an impression that one is actually interested in learning,” said Aniketh Jain, chief executive officer of Solutions Infini, a messaging and cloud telephony services company.
Be cordial with people around you and showing some interest in them will take you long way in future. “When I say listen to them, I don’t mean obey orders. When you are listening to people, you understand their priorities and lives, even if you don’t want to participate just yet.If your teammate or boss hasn’t had the time to do so, you can start talking to them about yours without getting too personal,” said Jatin Bhandari, CEO at PythaGurus and Interview Ninjas.
There is a distinction between intrusion and taking initiative hence, you should be observant and polite enough while approaching your colleagues. Look out for redundancy and understand the motive behind them and see how how you can help eliminate or edit them. “If you are taking initiatives without building anything of incremental value, your colleagues may not like you,” said Bhandari.