Great first-day things for a new employee?
January 7, 2013 8:25 PM Subscribe
I'm officially a supervisor. My first-ever subordinate starts tomorrow. What are some of the best things that great bosses have done or said on your first day? Specifics inside.
posted by wjm to work & money (30 answers total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
Unique details: Small-ish organization. When I arrived (lots of years ago) I was one of two co-workers, at equal levels on the official org chart, but expected to take direction from the more experienced guy. It worked very well.
When it was my turn as the pseudo-supervisor, the first of the pseudo-subordinates had a similar attitude and things once again worked well. The next one worked out so poorly for so long that we've changed the org chart and made me officially the supervisor to prevent anything similar. First official subordinate starts tomorrow.
Another thread here addresses some things great bosses do, what to do on your first day as a boss, etc. But what about your first day at a new job and the best things that bosses have done or said to set the tone and to help you like your job?
Most of all: is it even possible to set the tone so that I can be officially the boss without sacrificing the creativity and productivity we had when it was just two colleagues working toward a difficult goal? Impossible dream?