I have been freelancing for over 15 years, but recently accepted an offer from one of my customers to join their team as a full time employee.
I am worried that after so long being self employed that I am going to find it hard being part of a team again, where I am no longer independent or an outsider. That perhaps I have lost some of the skills needed to survive and excel in the permanent workplace.
What can I do to ensure this transition is a success. In particular, what common mistakes have you seen new team members do, that might help me avoid some of the pitfalls I might have overlooked.
The team I am joining is very good. I am committed to this and want to do well, but am now nervous that perhaps my self employed mindset might manifest in strange ways, or that actually stepping back into the workforce will be more difficult than even I am expecting. It has been a very long time since I have worked in a big organization. I am trying to prepare for it as much as possible.
Edit: In particular, what steps can I take to best prepare myself for this transition, in joining this new team?