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How to Impress Your New Supervisors

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How to Impress Your New Supervisors

If you are starting in a new position, or at a new company, it can be intimidating interacting with unfamiliar faces in a foreign environment. Here are some tips for transitioning into the workplace and making yourself noticeable in a positive light.

Communicate Openly

Communication is one of the most important skills in the workplace, and it can make or break your relationships with your manager or colleagues. For instance, if you have concerns about your workload or other pressing issues, it is vital to make sure your supervisor is aware. Having open communication with your manager fosters a sense of trust and allows you to feel less afraid of approaching when something is bothering you, or you need to discuss a project or assignment that is unclear. Managers will often give employees the chance to voice concerns at regular meetings, so be prepared if there is something you would like to discuss with the whole team. Communicating openly with your superiors also shows your coworkers that you are more approachable as well.

Improve Your Posture

Slouching is a common state your body goes into, sometimes without even realizing it, especially if you work at a desk job or are sitting for several hours a day. If you are wondering how to stop slouching, there are techniques and exercises you can perform throughout your workday to train your body into sitting upright. Invest in a chair that naturally improves posture and do quick stretches when you have a five or ten minute break from your regular duties. Having a good posture is a signal to your employers that you are attentive and dedicated to the task at hand. To further enforce a better sitting position, be sure to enforce habits like not slouching while driving, and having a lap desk when using your laptop or personal computer at home.

Get to Know Your Team

Although it is essential to form relationships with your supervisors, it is equally important to foster them with your colleagues and coworkers. When you get to know your coworkers, it is also a great way to find out if you have things in common that allow you to work better together. Forming bonds with your fellow team members has been shown to increase productivity in the workplace. You can ask your coworkers about things like their families, where they have traveled or want to travel, or their hobbies that they enjoy partaking in outside of the workplace. Connecting with them can only positively impact your relationship and build trust as well. Additionally, collaborating on common group goals for projects is wonderful for ensuring everyone is on the same page and can complete their assigned tasks accordingly.

Go Above and Beyond

There are many ways to make an impact on your manager and your coworkers while starting at a new job. Some of the best ways of showing your worth do not involve being a pushover or seeming annoying, but simply stepping up when needed. For example, listen to the feedback and constructive criticism that your higher ups give you, and try to put it into demonstrable action. This shows that you are not only listening to them, but taking their advice to heart and making an effort to use it to improve your performance in the workplace. If you have new ideas or solutions to problems that have will help increase productivity or efficiency, informing those around you and your bosses shows initiative and a willingness to improve the work environment for everyone.

It doesn’t have to be difficult to make a good impression on your supervisor when you begin working at a new job. When you make sure to let them know that you are open to communication, build good working relationships with your fellow team members, and utilize other methods, you are guaranteed to be successful and show your boss that you are the right pick for the job.

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