March 15, 2006

Good times.

Finally got home from work today. Not too bad, only about an 11 hour day. I was able to spend most of the day learning the aspects of my new position and about my new reports. For the first time in years I’m excited about work. I’m really looking forward to being able to work with these people and hopefully make their jobs easier.

I know there are a lot of rumors at work about me flying around. They are worried that I’m going to come over and make all kinds of changes. After today I decided I’m going to stick with my original game plan. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I’m going to take the time to get to know my reports first and see what they need. If they have something that they feel would make their jobs easier, I’ll see what I can do. Until then, I think I’m going to leave things the way they are.

I just want them to be comfortable with me. From my own personal experience, I know there is nothing more stressful at work than getting a new supervisor and having them make a lot of changes.

Posted by Contagion in Tales from the Work Place at March 15, 2006 06:27 PM | TrackBack

hehe hopefully the new min.. er, employees aren't close enough to hear exclaimations like "WHAT IS YOUR ISSUE!?" like were coming from your desk earlier today - at least during the initial phase where you'll be truly to convince them you're actually a nice guy ;)

Posted by: Shadoglare at March 15, 2006 07:24 PM

the watch and wait approach is a good one, the only thing worse than a smart ass is a smart ass who changes shit around...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at March 15, 2006 08:36 PM

There's going to be more rumors about you being a nice guy with this sort of attitude...

Posted by: Ogre at March 16, 2006 05:52 AM

You are already changing things around in your head aren't you?

Posted by: oddybobo at March 16, 2006 07:59 AM

I think its an excellent plan. People hate change. Hanging back and watching, gathering data, and then changing what's broke always works.

Trust is big when coming into a new job. They need to trust you.

Posted by: Bou at March 16, 2006 09:40 PM

Yeah, best to give it time - let them talk to you without directly asking if there are problems that need fixing... you'll find out more and better info if it isn't under pressure. Glad the new job is looking so good!!!

Posted by: Teresa at March 16, 2006 11:12 PM