Talk it out. When moving from one job to another or transitioning between bosses and departments you can easily get stuck with twice the work. You might be eager to start the new job, but the expert advisessitting down with the old and new bosses together to reach an agreement about how the transition will be handled. Who will take over your oldrole? What will your new jobsresponsibilities entail? If you're askedto take on work in addition to what you do now, ask for a priority listand find out who you will report to for the new responsibilities.
Understand the new rules.Just because you arestill in the same company, doesn't mean you will be playing by the samerules. Take the time to learn how things operate in your new worksituation. Do not say “It's easy to think, I know the company, and I'vebeen here for 20 years”. It's really important not to assume that it'sthe same. While you handed in monthly reports and held monthly meetingsin your old job, a new manager may expect you to report your progressweekly or meet more frequently. Be sure to ask about these detailsearly on. And talk to colleagues about the particulars of thedepartmental culture.
Stay open. Reorganization usually leads to angst and fear amongemployees, whether it's a favorite co-worker whose place you'll betaking or former peers who now report to you. You'll be bringingwhatever old baggage you have and dealing with the worries of newcolleagues. Don't be surprised by push-back from co-workers who may seeyour new role as a threat. Be open with your colleagues about your roleand how it fits into the group.
Learn to let go. Consider in advance what mighthappen if you're needed back in the old job — even temporarily. Willyour new manager be on board with the idea? Can other colleagues oroutside consultants help if a crisis hits and your hands are full? Make sure you run interference for yourself, and plan for the unexpected.
Manage your relationships. While you may have a new set of colleagues, preserving relationships with old co-workers and managersis important, particularly in such a volatile work environment. Stop byto say hello or to invite a former boss to coffee. There's so much reorganization. You might end up back with those people.
2010-02-07 20:32 编辑：kuaileyingyu
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