5 Common Obstacles Encountered on the First Day of Work

There is always a first day for everything. We will all go through it. At the beginning, things don’t always go smoothly and this is very natural. Remember, before being able to walk, babies first learn to crawl. When he got up for the first time, he would often fall until he finally managed to make the first move.

In essence, we must go through a long process to achieve success. The same thing happens when we live the first days of work. Being a new employee requires us to adapt and learn many things. No wonder, the following obstacles are possible relatable with what you’re going through right now.

1. Trying to blend in with other colleagues

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When you first come to work, you have thought of many ways to get along with your coworkers. However, the reality on the ground often does not match expectations. Naturally, everyone has a different character. Like a lock and a lock, you can’t click with everyone and that’s fine.

If you’ve tried approaches, but the dipper still doesn’t pick up, this means you don’t have to push yourself anymore. Or, this could be because the atmosphere between you has not yet melted so it still feels awkward. Most importantly, you can maintain a professional relationship with each other.

2. Make a mistake

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The name is also the first time you try, it’s natural that you make mistakes. An expert is born from experience and a long process. Along the way, mistakes and failures will become his daily food.

After all, making mistakes is human nature. So, don’t get discouraged and lose confidence because you made a mistake. Because, this can be a stepping stone that allows you to go further.

What you need to do is immediately realize the mistakes you made, admit and apologize to your superiors professionally, then devise a strategy so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes in the future.

3. Often feel overwhelmed

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One of the basic skills needed to work effectively is good time management. This is a matter of how we develop a scale of priorities and strategies that are carried out so that the work is completed on time. Of course this is needed so that work does not pile up every day.

Therefore, try to make to-do list or a daily to-do list. Do the easier tasks first so you can finish them faster. It gives feeling advancements which will spur you to do more difficult tasks.

Also read: 5 Tips for Reprimanding Coworkers Who Don’t Contribute to Work

4. Adapting to a new job

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The phenomenon of being overwhelmed can also be caused because you are still trying to adjust to a new job. In the early moments of work, you have to learn a lot of things related to the company and your job description. This is definitely not easy, especially if the things you learn are new to your ears.

Don’t worry though, this process is temporary. Give yourself time over the next few months to focus on adapting. For now, try to do what you can do. If you face significant obstacles, do not hesitate to communicate them with colleagues or even superiors.

5. Differences of opinion with colleagues

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Believe me, this is very possible considering that everyone has a different point of view in dealing with things. So you don’t have to feel intimidated just because you have a different voice.

In fact, other perspectives are needed to enrich the picture of a matter. Thus, we can find more appropriate and effective solutions to overcome the problems at hand.

The journey through a career is certainly not an easy thing. But this process must be passed in order to achieve success in the future. Remember, great sailors are not born on calm waves.

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