How do I adapt to my new work environment?

Research has shown that everyone goes through a process of socialization when entering a new professional environment, and this process consists of four stages: anticipation, confusion, adaptation, and acceptance. These stages are consistent regardless of age, experience, or profession, but as you go through them with each new job—or if you change from one job to something very similar—the initial stages may get shorter. In your first encounter with this process, the stages can last a long time,  but knowing what to expect within each stage can help you get through it. (Read more)