Fight or flight

Feeling uneasy in a new role is natural and resisting the urge to flee may take work. This article explains how a project manager can determine whether to stay in a new position or jump ship. It begins by identifying several factors that may make a project manager in a new position wonder if he or she has made a bad choice. It then explains how most people begin to feel comfortable in a new position around the six-month mark, noting two months in a new position is not enough time to know if the job is a good fit. The article identifies a few strategies for approaching the new position with an open mind, which include focusing on faces; setting new expectations; and pausing before fast forwarding.
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