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The corporate works

SHYLA was over the moon. She had just landed a new job and was all excited about it. It was a new beginning of sorts.

She was excited about the prospect of working in a new environment, of facing new challenges with a fresh perspective.

But she wanted to make a new beginning in more than one way. Months before she actually started working with the organisation, she was deeply into planning and organising what she was going to do once she started working at the new place.

She was busy planning everything - from her shoes to her work. She was aiming to create a new image and spent hours agonising over how she should come across, and how her new colleagues might receive her.

Sounds familiar? Indeed a typical situation for anyone who's landed a new job or is raring to make a fresh start in her professional life.

In short, Shyla was eager and ready for a corporate makeover.

A few quick tips from Shyla's corporate makeover dossier.

Fitting in

Put your wardrobe on the top of the priority list, take a style check and if necessary go in for a revamp. For this you need to:

Check the corporate environment:

The corporate works

The kind of people,

The ambience and

The attitude of the management towards corporate attire.

The image

Classify the image-factor into various components and be a faithful adherent:

Language,

Management style

Approach to work, work style and the ethics of it all

Being a woman, she further had to take into account aspects like make up and grooming

Creating an impression and meaning it

Impressions last a long time and sometimes forever! So when you are busy creating an impression, you should be careful about what you are projecting.

Think twice before you put your foot in your mouth!

Mean what you say and say what you mean.

And live up to your promises

Also, create a few benchmarking criteria which should normally include:

Periodic self-evaluations

Developing a proactive approach and being positive

Accountability, responsibility, ownership, honesty, reliability, truthfulness, trustworthiness

Finally, think of yourself as a brand, a product that has to be constantly and innovatively developed.

Now, you are ready to go out and conquer new worlds !

SAMYUKTA KODA

samyukta.hyd@cnkonline.com

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