Ask new employees to keep a diary of observations from each meeting and each day during their early employment period. Then set up a time for them to make a presentation to you, or perhaps you and your leadership team, about what they’ve learned, what didn’t make sense, what they have seen done differently in previous jobs, and so on. This gives the new person permission to think critically and to explore alternatives as a normal part of the process. It also helps to develop a change agenda if needed.
Source: “Is Bad Onboarding Stifling Your New Senior Leaders?”
Original Publication: Harvard Business Review
Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Organizational Behavior
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