Starting a new job is a real challenge, not only from the point of view of dealing with new commitments in the new work environment, but also from the point of view of bonding and working with new colleagues. In most cases, fitting into the team is not an easy task, because quite a few people in the office can be hostile, others can hardly accept new colleagues, and still others can express a total lack of interest in you as a new addition.
Whatever situation you find yourself in, it is important to try to fit in with the team. This way, not only will you feel better mentally (which is hugely important for work), but you will also enjoy your work. Not to mention that the productivity of those working in a joint team is significantly higher.
So what can you do to bond with your colleagues?
Attend company parties, team building, excursions
Different companies organize various extracurricular activities aimed at loosening up and bringing colleagues together. This helps in the work process, develops trust and builds the team. If your managers have decided to organize a charity outing, a challenge game or a team work game, an after-hours party or team building, don't miss them. Your participation in such activities gives you the opportunity to bond with your colleagues and supervisors.
Join training with colleagues
If there is a gym or workout room nearby that your colleagues frequent, join in too. This way you will be able to relieve yourself and at the same time find more common topics of conversation with the people you work with.
Be a volunteer
If the company you work for organizes events or participates in forums that involve helping with the organization, offer to volunteer. Getting involved in company initiatives is always a red dot for the volunteer.
Whether your colleagues or some of them like to visit reading clubs, music clubs or some gaming halls, try to join their activities. Show interest in their hobbies. If they match yours, it will be even more pleasant and bonding.
Go to a party together
This is one of the oldest but tried and tested methods that give results. Ask them out for drinks on a Friday night to get to know each other. If you find out that such an outing is being organized, please express your desire to participate.