Onboarding Isn't Enough: Newly hired executives need to be fully integrated into the company's culture

Onboarding Isn't Enough: Newly hired executives need to be fully integrated into the company's culture

Author: 
Byford, Mark
Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
Date published: 
2017
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Responsibility: 
Watkins, Michael D., jt. author
Triantogiannis, Lena, jt. author
Journal Title: 
Harvard Business Review
Source: 
Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 3, May-June 2017, pp. 78-86
Abstract: 

The article identifies five tasks that new executives must perform in their critical first few months with a company. These are: assuming operational leadership and quickly solving urgent problems; taking charge of their management team and promptly confirm or adjust its composition and objectives; aligning with stakeholders by building relationships; engaging with the firm's culture; and defining strategic intent. Organizational support for new leadership has four levels: sink or swim, or minimal support; basic orientation, or sharing information regarding structure, policies, and strategy; active assimilation, or the transfer of deeper knowledge regarding the business, culture, and strategic priorities; and accelerated integration, or a customized experience that could involve team-building workshops.

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CITATION: Byford, Mark. Onboarding Isn't Enough: Newly hired executives need to be fully integrated into the company's culture . : Harvard Business School Press , 2017. Harvard Business Review, Vol. 95, No. 3, May-June 2017, pp. 78-86 - Available at: http://library.au.int/onboarding-isnt-enough-newly-hired-executives-need-be-fully-integrated-companys-culture