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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Coppola

How to Adapt Quickly to a New Workplace Environment

Person getting to know colleague on first day of job
Start building relationships early on when you start a new job

So, you’ve just started a new job. All you know is the employer, the person who interviewed you. As far as you are concerned, this is new territory, and you’re not sure what to expect.

You are working in a new team. In a different workplace environment. Sure, it can seem daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be.

How can you adapt to a new work environment? Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Get to know everyone individually – have a brief conversation with each person by introducing yourself and saying that you look forward to working with them.

  2. Get involved in conversations during lunch breaks and join in a brief discussion around the coffee machine during your morning tea break.

  3. Most importantly, be patient. These things take time.


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