Starting Out and Testing the Waters




Starting Out


This step is your golden opportunity as a manager to promote employee engagement because everything is new for the employee. He is hopeful, enthusiastic, and motivated about his new role and about the future. Similarly, you as a manager are confident about the employee’s role in the company and his potential contributions. The team members are also expectant about the opportunity to share the work with a new member; however, they are more cautious in their approach. Those first experiences of the new employee with the company, with the team, and with you are crucial because they alter the new employee’s perceptions about the workplace. What happens in this step will ...

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