As the new person in the office it is important that you do not remain a nameless face. The sooner you can get around and introduce yourself the better. This will not only help work to go smoothly but it will also open the door to networking and even some socializing. You can consider these benefits or perks of the job.
Break the ice. First thing’s first, breaking the ice. Simply approaching someone can be very difficult. You have a lot of fellow employees, all with their own personalities and ways they like to do things. Getting to know them is going to be key to your success at the job, especially during time when teamwork is necessary. Some might be taken aback if you just walk up to them and ask them how they like to work. Think of an ice breaker. What do you know about them? Do they like donuts? Bring one for them. Coffee? Bring one of those. Do they have kids? Ask about them. They probably have some pictures of them in their wallet or purse they would be dying to show you. Most importantly, if you have not had the chance to meet with your boss, breaking the ice can be difficult. Try to figure out if your boss is formal or informal. You may need to schedule a meeting in which to try and break the ice. Or, maybe you can just knock on their door at the end of the day and chat for a few minutes.