The rise of the hybrid and remote office is a trend that is set to affect employees of all levels of seniority; including college graduates. Young professionals and new hires face a steep learning curve made more difficult with the removal of the office environment, where one can more easily observe not only the formal and informal norms of communication but also the business power structure.
In a recent study of over 2,000 American office workers I conducted with market research company Quester, 53% of Gen Z workers report high anxiety due to poor digital communication in the workplace. I empathize with younger workers and more recent hires, including at my company, who are being thrown into the fire. They are forced to learn their roles and meet their new colleagues in a completely unprecedented setting.
While there is endless advice available on how to make a great first impression at work, unfortunately, it’s nearly all outdated as it’s based in the traditional office. Here are five pieces of advice modernized for the new hybrid workplace.
DEMONSTRATE YOUR DEDICATION