Surviving and thriving in your new job
More people leave on the first day of a new job than at any other time. Perhaps it is because the reality of the role is somewhat different to the one described so fulsomely at the interview. Maybe the people are vile or the journey in rush-hour is dreadful. There many reasons, but you can avoid this situation by being properly prepared.
Our recommendation for people who do survive the first day and then week, is to see through a whole year before making any decisions about whether to stay in the long-term. It is important to experience a full cycle of the business and its operations.
Similarly, the very early days in your own new business have many pressures, excitements and issues with which to deal. We have been there and are thriving; we can help you address the pressing problems and open closed doors.
What do you need, in order to thrive rather than just survive at work? Everyone needs a different combination of factors to thrive at work. And every employer rates differently in what they provide.
Your new job will keep throwing new challenges and learning opportunities at you. Here are 10 tips on how to survive and thrive.
Understanding the value that you add at work can be key to self-belief, as well as helping you negotiate a decent salary in your current employment or a new job. Part 1 of 5.
It may seem clear to you, but it pays to clarify and gather supporting evidence for how well you perform in the fundamentals at work. Part 2 of 5.
What are the behaviours that make you a particularly valuable member of your boss's team? Consider how you are adding value above average. Part 3 of 5.
How is your performance against your targets contributing to the overall success of the organisation? Are you over-achieving in your current role? Part 4 of 5.
Not everyone is a manager, but anyone can choose to support, guide and inspire their colleagues. Let's consider how you are adding value by increasing the value of others. Part 5 of 5.
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