Provide Resources, Support, and Follow-Through
Enable and inspire
Make sure your new employee puts in place the building blocks of a high-performing team, as appropriate to his or her position.
The first step in giving your new employees the resources and support they need is confirming your own requirement and appetite for change. If you only need your new employees to assimilate into the existing culture, you can probably mentor them yourself or with an internal coach. However, if achieving the desired results requires your new employees to assimilate into and transform the team at the same time, they will need external assistance. (If insiders could transform your culture, they would have done so already.)
We thought about calling this chapter “acceleration.” It’s the last of the four main steps of onboarding and all about helping your new employee and his or her team deliver better results faster. The main point is that onboarding doesn’t end with day one or even the early days. Providing your new employee with resources and support pays dividends for a long time.
Dara was hired to head up shipping for the new company created by the merger of a large company and smaller company. Senior management especially appreciated her big company background.
She had ...