Let's try to use the concept of a break-even point. You can define the break-even point as when your contributed value to Axelerant is more than what you've consumed from it. Let's arrive at the break-even point as fast as possible.
Root causes of transition failure are an interaction between situation and individual.
There are systematic methods leaders can use to reduce failure and accelerate break-even.
The overriding goal in a transition is building momentum by building credibility.
Transitions are a crucible for leadership development.
Adoption of a standard framework for transitions yields returns for organizations
Get into the transition state of mind.
Prepare mentally to move into a new role, let go of the past, and embrace the new situation.
Think about the differences between your old and new situations
How do you have to think/act differently?
Revisit your mindset periodically.
What made you successful so far in your career? Can you succeed in the new position on the same skills? What new skills are required?
Are there aspects of the new job that are critical but you prefer not to focus on? Why?
What do you need to do to make the mental leap to the new position? Who can you seek advice from? What activities may help?
Accelerate Your Learning
Figure out what you need to know and learn it as soon as possible. The following concepts around effective and efficient learning should help reduce your window of vulnerability in not knowing what you should.
Action imperative = near-compulsive need to take action (before learning)
Actionable insights = knowledge that enables you to make better decisions earlier
Learning agenda (“what?”) = set of questions to guide inquiry and hypotheses to test
Past: performance, root causes, history of change
Present: vision/strategy, people, processes, landmines, early wins