How to Adjust When a New Boss Takes Over
Everything was going fine at work. You liked your job (or at least you didn't totally hate it) and you got along great with your boss, who seemed to appreciate your work. Then you found out your boss would be leaving, and someone new would be taking over.
It's probably one of the events office workers dread most. The transition to a new boss can be a stressful period, when you and the rest of your team must adjust not only to a new supervisor, but possibly also to new processes and systems she puts in place.
How do you make this a positive experience? This article has some tips. It's important to start off on a good foot, as first impressions can often set the tone for your long-term working relationship. Despite any anxiety or trepidation you may have, have a positive attitude and do your best to show your new boss that you're a helpful, competent employee.
It's also important to have an open mind. Yes, your new boss will probably do things differently than your previous one, but don't get so stuck in your ways that you won't give new ideas a chance. You want to show that you are flexible and can adapt to change when needed.
And remember, most likely, this is a stressful time for your new boss, as well, so do what you can to help her settle in. By making her life easier, you will quickly earn her appreciation—and she will be impressed by your team spirit.
How do you adjust when a new boss arrives on the scene? Share tips in the comments.