Should you contribute at meetings if you're new?

01/30/2013 | Ask A Manager blog

Don't feel guilty about not speaking up at meetings during your first few weeks at a job, Alison Green writes. "Simply listening and taking it all is very normal at the stage you’re in, and I promise you that your coworkers almost certainly don’t think anything of it," she writes. You might, however, want to approach your boss afterward with a few specific questions about things you didn't understand.

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