Remote working: how to stay connected
Keep human connections strong.
How quickly you get into your rhythm in a new job can determine whether your career takes the fast track or the slow lane. Your impulse may be to keep your head down and hope that your boss and teammates figure you out, but the clock is ticking. Better to come straight out and ask for what you need.
Some managers, even when well-intentioned, struggle to set clear expectations. So take the initiative and ask your boss:
Share what makes you tick
Opening up to a new team or boss can change the dynamic at work. It’s a first step towards working together and can stop teammates jockeying for position.
Before you meet, write down your thoughts so that the discussion doesn’t drift. Deal with any differences while still in the room.
Speak up early on
It’s not easy to speak up when you’re in a new environment, especially about what you need.
The earlier you set out your stall when you first join a team, the better; but it’s never too late to let colleagues know what you need to be at your best.