CHAPTER 7Regrouping

REGROUPING CAN BEGIN during the veteran’s job-search process and end when he or she has adopted a new way of operating that is consistent with civilian success. Unlike Detaching, which is an internal identity-related process, Regrouping is an external behavior-related process in which the veteran is continually confronted with new ways of doing things and approaches that conflict with military practice. Hallmarks of this stage of transition are a steep learning curve, resistance to change, receiving and responding to feedback, and, ultimately, sustained behavior change. You, as leader, manager, and/or human resource professional are in a position to accelerate the learning curve and limit frustration.

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