There was always some excitement working with new people, but work with a new team means you might face some issues also. When starting a new team usually have an adjustment period.
So how can work with a new team well? Here we provide you 6 tips.
#1 Keep an Open Mind
If you are accustomed to working with the same team for a long time, you probably have a comfort zone that will now be off limits. You will compare new team to old team and get frustrated.
Accept the fact that you’re participate in a new dynamic. Relax and just enjoy the newness.
#2 Spend a Little Time Getting Familiar
You can have a “Get to Know You” session, just take 30 minutes and share some information about everyone at the table. Talk about likes and dislikes of teamwork and how you work best.
It might be spend some times of your project, but it really worth it.
#3 Prepare to be Flexible
Don’t go into the first meeting in a defiant mode ready to defend the process you’re used to. Be ready to try new way and approaches.
You might find out that your old team has been inefficient and unproductive in some area. So be ready to bend and learn.
#4 Give Permission to Speak Freely
Everyone in the team is probably unsure of other people’s boundaries, so they will afraid to offend. Just let people know early that it’s okay to give you direct feedback and you don’t mind healthy conflict.
You’ll gain immediate respect and learn very quick where you stand.
#5 Require that Honesty be the Priority
It’s good to give permission to teammate to speak their mind. But it doesn’t mean that they will do it. Let people know that not only is honest feedback appreciated, it is required for a healthy team.
#6 Have Some Fun!
Whenever you’re working with other people, no matter how serious is the situation, you should enjoy what you do. Find the way to lighten your mood appropriately and often.
A little smile or laugh will make you easily bond with new people.