The first three months (90 days) are crucial days to your work. It will also showcase your skills and abilities. It will also show your new boss your value. These are the days where you are in transition by joining a new organization with a new leadership role. To secure your success, you need to hasten and find positive ways to create momentum in your new role in the organization. How to crush the first 90 days at work? These we will discuss in the succeeding paragraphs.
Build Relationships with your co-workers
The first 90 days in the company are an avenue for you to connect and build relationships with your new co-workers. This is important because you will spend more of the time with them than with your friends or family. Building a relationship with your co-workers not only will make you succeed in your goals; it will also make you happier. Invest time with your co-workers, especially the team members. If you do that, it will make you more productive not just as a team but as an individual. As a new to the organization, try to connect with your co-workers. Try to learn and memorize their names and their roles in the organization. Show genuine interest with them without compromising yourself by getting too personal with them. As a word of caution, never talk negatively about your previous company and the people you left in that company. Try to be yourself in the most amicable way.
Be time conscious
This is critical because no employer wants to have an employee who is always late and absent. Time means the money in the company. No HR officer wants to constantly issue a verbal warning for tardiness or deduct an amount to an employee’s salary for tardiness and absences. Other companies have a “No tardy policy for 90 days” if you break it; you can find another job.
What to do in case of sickness or emergency in the first 90 days of work? First, for minor illnesses, show up for work. Inform your immediate supervisor of the situation. They may opt to send you home and will appreciate your effort to show up for work despite of your illness. Second, If the situation is more serious, call up the immediate supervisor or let the family member inform them of the situation. This will never change the situation, but in case you will be prompted for the absence, your supervisor may have you covered. Third, for a family emergency; inform your supervisor so that you will be advised what steps to follow to make up the absences.
Know how to Listen and Learn
This is the first skill you need to master to crush your first 90 days at work. You need not only know the names of your co-workers; you need also to know their roles in the organization. It’s important to know their role and position in the team. You need to know the culture of the company, what’s expected of you, and the ins and out of the company. Maybe you could ask some of your co-workers to dine with you or have some coffee in their free time. It is a great time for you to know them better, to know each other’s career path, what are the skill, achievements, and abilities that could be useful also for you in the new role you are transitioning.
Remember the basics
It is important to remember the basics to crush your first 90 days at work. Be respectful to others. Say simple words as “Good Morning!”, “Thank you!”, “You are welcome!”, and many more. It pays to have a respectful worker and co-worker. Say words and thoughts clearly. Impart knowledge if there is a need. Be honest not only to others but also to yourself. Do it not only to your immediate supervisor but to everyone, even to the lowest position in rank.
There is a lot to accomplish in your first 90 days of work. What is important is if you could follow some of the tips, you would surely crush your first 90 days of work. No need to worry because this is a transition to a new position. And this transition is a process you will undertake to accomplish your goals and career path. So, breathe and just relax. You surely can do it!