Do less & achieve more!
I have worked in 9 different schools, 5 countries and 3 continents and here is what I have learnt about doing less to achieve more at your new school or workplace. Starting a new job can be an exciting and daunting experience, especially when it comes to learning the ins and outs of your new workplace. In my experience one of the best ways to get off to a great start is by listening and observing. Here are some tips on how to do it effectively:
- Listen to your colleagues When you start a new job, it’s important to listen carefully to your colleagues. This will help you to better understand the culture and norms of your new workplace.
- Observation is crucial when starting a new job as it helps you to learn more effectively, you can quickly learn the procedures and protocols that are in place, as well as the tools and resources that are available. Additionally, observation can help you to identify areas where processes could be improved or where you can suggest new ideas.
- Furthermore, observation can help you to build stronger relationships with your colleagues. By actively listening to them and observing their behaviour, you can gain a better understanding of their communication style and work preferences. This can help you to collaborate more effectively with them and build trust.
- Ask questions Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’re unsure about something. Asking questions is a great way to clarify any doubts and to show your colleagues that you’re interested and willing to learn. When you ask questions, make sure to listen carefully to the response and take notes if necessary.
In conclusion actively listening to your colleagues, observing how things are done, taking notes, and asking questions are all valuable strategies that will help you to succeed in your new workplace and build stronger relationships with your colleagues.