Etiquette Tip of the Week: Learning Curve
I met a very wise young woman who was an events planner at a luxury hotel. She had only been in the job a few months, but she spoke with enthusiasm about how much she had learned from the servers on the banquet staff, many who had been with the hotel for years. I could tell from her interaction that she had a good rapport with the staff and they liked her very much. <//span>
When you start a new job, before putting forth your brilliant, turn-the-earth-on-its axis ideas, spend some time listening and learning. No matter what your education or degrees, anyone who has spent more time at the company than you has more experience. Listen and learn from the people with more experience. Learn the corporate culture -- get to know the people you work with and how they do things. If you do this, your ideas will have a better chance of being well-received, than if you started spouting ideas like a fountain the day you walked in the door.