The year 2012 opened a new window for me, in both the literal and symbolic sense. Beginning a new job on the first Monday of 2012 was a surefire way to start the new year off on the other foot – and in a room with a view, no less.
Seeing that my position is a new one within FSC Interactive, it will be what I make of it. Fortunately, I’m ready to bring it! And so with careless disregard read on.
Getting acquainted in a new office consists of much more than learning where the ballpoint pens are stockpiled. There is an unspoken curriculum not covered in your typical employee handbook. It takes energy, understanding and a touch of intuition to become part of a team. It also takes patience.
The simplest way to describe this initial stage of starting a new job is as a period of information collection. I resist the temptation to come in guns blazing, with an endless list of bouncy, fresh ideas. Because let’s face it, I’m the new girl. Building relationships doesn’t happen overnight. I know that I will do my job and I’ll do it well, impacting the workplace for the better. In due time, I will sprout into a critical spoke on this spinning wheel.
This collection of information and general observation might sound somewhat passive. However, it’s essential that the ideas I bring to the table are informed and thought out carefully, with full acknowledgment of where FSC is now and how they came to be here.
Only then will my path of high impact come into focus. And so as the day passes and a ray of sunshine reflects off my monitor, I look out the window of my new office creating the strategy for my efforts here at FSC. It’s easy to see how bright the future is for us.