KEY #7

Survive and Contribute as a Newcomer

Research in a wide variety of organizational settings has shown that newcomers are particularly vulnerable—what has been called the “liability of newness”—and also that an individual’s early organizational experiences strongly influence his or her later contribution and advancement in the organization.1 This being the case, the first few weeks and months in a new job deserve to be managed particularly well. Unfortunately, a variety of factors conspire to make this a particularly stressful and difficult period.2 Key #7 will help you to understand and better manage this crucial early period.

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