Your first few days at a new job will set the stage for how you’re perceived by both your manager and your colleagues. There are a few things you can do to ensure that your first impression is a great one.
We sometimes think that providing positive feedback is as simple as saying “Good job” to our colleague as we exit a meeting. However, by doing that, we miss an opportunity to really dive into what our colleagues are doing that makes their work valuable. Below are some tips on how to improve your communication skills to make your positive feedback count.
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As a scholar and a writer, I am surrounded by books. I buy books at conferences. I buy books online. A stack of books grows on my desk, and even finds its way onto any horizontal surface in my living room. I identify them from reading the reference list of journal articles. I get recommendations from peers. One of the services I can provide my peers is to write a book review on one of my most recently purchased books. A review serves to help my colleagues decide whether or not they wish to…