Six Steps for Succeeding Without a Handover

Transitioning Blindly Into a New Role

Six Steps for Succeeding Without a Handover - Transitioning Blindly Into a New Role

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Taking on a new role without an effective handover can be like trying to work blindfolded.

As the elevator rises, Abigail's heart is pounding. She tells herself, "Whatever you do, just keep looking confident."

Abigail feels proud and excited about her sudden promotion, but it came after her predecessor abruptly walked out, for reasons that Abigail is still unclear about. As a result, there's been no handover, no guidance, and she feels completely "at sea."

Taking on a new role or responsibility can be tough at the best of times, but doubly so if you start with no transition process, and no communication or overlap with your predecessor.

In this article, we'll explore the challenges of starting a job "cold," and we'll look at practical tips and advice on how to succeed without a handover.

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