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New kids on the block: Understanding team behaviors around new members

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 10 July 2017




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


Picture this – you have recruited a new member for your team, we will call her Jane. Jane was the best candidate on paper and gave a stunning interview. She will fill the vacant role in your team and then some with her wide-ranging experience, insights from previous role at a major competitor and highly advanced skill set. She started last week and seems to have understood all the induction training so far, and even stayed late on the first few nights when she did not have to. She is booked onto some further high-profile training courses shortly, and seems to be really hitting the ground problem. There is only one problem: Jane is sitting by herself in the staff restaurant at lunch times and does not seem to be talking much with her fellow team members. But this is not going to affect her performance, right?

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2017), "New kids on the block: Understanding team behaviors around new members", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 25-27.



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