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People moan about the merger and are negative while I believe we have a huge opportunity for growth and improvement...
Hello, I joined a new organization in business development
2 months ago, the company has been acquired by a larger firm 1.5 years
ago and is still in the process of integration. People in my team have
been with the company for years and moan about the new regime and are
terribly negative all the time while I am enthusiastic and truly believe
we have a huge opportunity for growth and improvement. I am very motivated
and work hard while my team-mates don’t.
Unfortunately, we are missing too much data to safely provide guidance, and do not even fully understand what your meaning is regarding "mail shot covering your territory," how putting a teammate's contact details impacts you (you receive fewer leads?), what relevance the marriage has, how "kind" your first email was versus perhaps "loaded" emotionally in ways you did not intend or realize may have created resentment or revenge, etc. So please know we are making many assumptions that might be inaccurate so accept the following with a "grain of salt:"
AVOID WRITTEN "CONFRONTATION"
NETWORK AND LEARN THE NEW RULES
BUILD CORPORATE BUZZ FOR COMPETENCE DURING PROBATION
YOU CAN ALWAYS ESCALATE
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