Saturday, February 27, 2010
A process of adaptation to a new work role.
Adjustments must be made whenever individuals change jobs
The most profound adjustment occurs when an individual first enters an organization.
The assumptions of employee socialization:
Socialization strongly influences employee performance and organizational stability
Provides information on how to do the job and ensuring organizational fit.
New members suffer from anxiety, which motivates them to learn the values and norms of the organization.
Socialization is influenced by statements and behaviors exhibited by colleagues, management, employees, clients and others.
Individuals adjust to new situations in remarkably similar ways.
All new employees go through a settling-in period (called the probation period).
The Socialization Process:
1- Pre-arrival stage: Individuals arrive with a set of values, attitudes and expectations which they have developed from previous experience and the selection process.
2- Encounter stage: Individuals discover how well their expectations match realities within the organization.
Where differences exist, socialization occurs to imbue (fill) the employee with the organizations standards.
3- Metamorphosis stage: Individuals have adapted to the organization, feel accepted and know what is expected of them.
The process of accepting changes in response to a new environment)