Yesterday I noted the author's process for onboarding. What happens when a process like that isn't followed?
I think you get the picture!
If we fail to bring a new team member onboard with the right process, we are setting them up for failure - man overboard! Bradt and Vonnegut have found that a new team member's failure to perform usually stem from one or more of the following things:
- A role failure due to unclear or misaligned expectations and resources. That's a preparation miss.
- A personal failure due to lack of strengths, motivation, or fit. That's a recruiting/selecting miss.
- A relationship failure due to early missteps. That's a head start/early days miss.
- An engagement failure due to early days' experiences. That's a management miss.
The preselection contact, preparation, orientation, and training of your new team members can be a part of a powerful teachable moment.
Want to know more? Check back tomorrow for a trip to the stage to learn how onboarding can help your team become more successful.