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The worst way to introduce a newbie

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in Leaders & Managers,People Management

Got a new employee on board?

Great! Now it’s time to introduce him to the staff.

But you thought of a shortcut; an easy, quick way to let the crew know that he’s here and ready for his welcome: an email blast that says, something like, “John Smith has joined the accounting department, and we are pleased and excited that he is part of our team. His office is across from mine, so please stop by and say hello.”

Sounds like a nice gesture, doesn’t it? But consider John’s perception if what follows is only one or two visitors, or worse—none. Don’t forget, he got the email as well.

Consider instead leading John on the traditional door-to-door walk-around. (20 introductions in 20 minutes will do if time is your chief concern.)

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