It is well-said, “You never get a second chance at a first impression.” The first impression is an important step, especially in a professional relationship. Our brains analyze several information sources like tone of voice, facial expressions, gestures, and other non-verbal signals. Introducing yourself as a project manager to a new team isn’t a piece of cake. However, what you do in the first few days or weeks in the leadership position will have a massive impact on the team’s ability to achieve goals.
Industry experts believe that a project manager’s introduction will depend on the type of team and the type of industry they work for. Further, it will also depend on the political hierarchy of the organization. Therefore, a project manager must apply situational leadership principles and master them to perfection. In this article at PMBasics, Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy provides a step-by-step guide on how to introduce yourself to a new project team.
Introduce Yourself Impeccably with These 5 Steps
Are you ready to make the ultimate first impression? Here are five tips for you to win your new colleagues and staff. Also, remember that none of the tips mentioned below will require you to “put on a show” or become something that you are not. Let’s get started.
Get Beyond Meeting and Greeting
Schedule a meeting to introduce yourself and importantly, to listen and observe. Give an ample opportunity to yourself to share your ideas and prove credibility.
Get to Know Your Team Members
In your first meeting, ask a few get-to-know-you questions to the group. Make a note of the answers and think about how you can incorporate them into future events, interactions, etc.
Introduce Yourself – More Than Surface-Level Introduction
Share your leadership philosophy with your team – Who do you look up to? What do you value? What excites you about the organization? What do you see as the purpose of a manager? What changes do you want to bring in the team?
Be Prepared for the Tough Questions
You may be questioned during your first meeting. Some might be tough to answer. Be prepared to answer them honestly and with humility.
Dress Appropriately to Fit the Culture
Do not show up for your first day in an overly casual or formal outfit. Your clothes do make a statement. Hence, if the work environment is formal, do not dress down too much.
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