Why You Welcome New Team Members vs. Haze Them | #PeopleSkills
by Kate Nasser |
Do you welcome new team members to the workplace? Or do you believe they must earn the right to feel welcome? This may sound like a strange question. Yet, very often existing team members don’t welcome new team members. Too bad! Existing team members and the organization are wasting the benefits that the welcome delivers.
In contrast, high performing teams know the value of welcoming — not hazing — new team members. The famed New York City Rockettes are one such high powered team! When asked if they haze new Rockettes, they replied, “Are you crazy? This show demands absolute precision and teamwork. There’s no room for veterans to make new members feel lousy.”
Welcome New Team Members: Don’t Haze Them!
Faster assimilation, learning, and performance
Great morale, maximum commitment, and contribution from mutual respect
Faster trust building – the key to high performance teamwork
Tighter teamwork to conquer any challenge together
Abandon These Old Team Building Myths:
Treating people badly makes them work harder. No!
Disrespecting people makes them respect you more. No!
Struggle builds individual strength and tighter teams. Absurd. Struggling against each other breaks teams apart. Struggling together — as one — builds tighter teams. Big difference.
Don’t haze team members to see if they measure up. Welcome them and see the results! Team performance is more than individuals performing together. Respect, trust, and support is the magical difference.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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