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Make a great impression at your first job tip 4

By Faeza
06 October 2015

Get to know the organisational culture

Organisational culture is a formalised combination of the shared values, beliefs and behaviours of a business and its members, from the board members to the tea lady. It is often explained as “the way we do things”. Read all the information that is made available to you, and see how you can follow that culture to give your best and make work more emotionally rewarding.

Take responsibility and fix your mistakes

Messing up at work feels horrible, but it’s rarely the end of the world. Follow these steps if you’ve made a blunder:

  • recognise your mistake as soon as possible,
  • figure out whether you need help fixing it,
  • own up, apologise and ask for help,
  • don’t make the same mistake again.