By Emily Giacomini
30 Days: People and Process
- Set clear objectives and deadlines with your manager. Ask questions to understand his/her work style and communication preferences (Email or phone? Weekly or bi-weekly meetings?)
- Follow your manager’s lead: ask for recommendations on key people to meet both internally and externally to the team.
- Introduce yourself to your team through individual meetings to understand their roles and how your positions interface.
- Determine your key contacts on cross-functional teams and request 1-1 time to learn about their roles- come with thoughtful questions.
- Attend any Orientation meetings offered to quickly learn the organization and culture.
- Ask questions early while you’re in the “grace period.”
- Learn the systems and reporting methods you’ll use regularly.
- Show up early to meetings and actively contribute ideas to advance the conversation.
60 Days: Project Progress and Participation
- Check your project progress with your supervisor. Be sure to solicit feedback.
- Be an active member of the team and share insights in department and team meetings.
- Don’t get involved in office politics. Be friendly and stay focused on excellence in your work.
- Track your results personally- keep an open document to record your achievements.
- Fulfill any administrative duties to keep official records updated eg. Salesforce, tracking sheets.
90 Days: Performance
- Verify you’re on track with your major projects and make adjustments if not so that you can meet all 90-day deadlines.
- Present key 90-day results and show how you offered value.
- Request input on strengths and opportunities.
- Set new goals with manager for next 90 days.
- Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well-started and keep up the momentum.
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