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Overcoming a Demoralized Workplace as a New Hire

All too often, when a company has faced budget cuts and layoffs, the employees remaining with the company are wary of newcomers. As the new employee, it behooves you to establish the tone of your time with the company.

It is easy for others to pick up on your anxiety, so don't enter the situation worrying about the problems of the last few years. Rather, approach your new position positively and with enthusiasm, and take initiative in offering new ideas. You are less likely to come across as a threat if you create collaborations with co-workers, and you may find someone who can help you navigate the workplace and break the ice. Finally, avoid involvement in negative talk about other co-workers, and try not to pick sides in personal debates. In this situation, neutrality is key. Read the full article.