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How to Onboard New Hires at Every Level

Posted by Genesis on July 18, 2019 at 7:56 AM

In "How to Onboard New Hires At Every Level" (Harvard Business Review, June 2019) Michael Watkins and co-author Rose Hollister write, "Most large companies do a good job with the basics of signing up and orienting new employees, but far fewer have processes that address the biggest challenges these hires face in fully integrating into their teams and coming up to speed in their roles. For example, in surveys of HR executives, just 29% indicated they provided support for cultural familiarization, even though struggles with culture are a big reason newly arrived leaders fail. This lack of onboarding follow-through has major consequences for time to performance, derailment rates, and talent retention.

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Topics: Case Studies, Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, New Hire, Onboarding, Career Transitions, Onboarding Systems, The First 90 Days, Executive Onboarding Effectiveness Assessment, Onboarding Journeys, Onboarding Solutions, Rose Hollister

Too Many Projects: How to Stop Initiative Overload in Your Organization

Posted by Genesis on May 1, 2019 at 10:19 AM

In their Harvard Business Review article, "Too Many Projects," Genesis Co-Founder Michael Watkins and Genesis Leadership Consultant Rose Hollister outline the consequences of initiative overload — an increasingly common phenomenon in organizations where resources are not aligned with strategy — which include losses of valuable human capital. There are numerous potential causes, according to the authors:

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Topics: Harvard Business Review, Michael Watkins, Organizational Transformation, initiative overload, too many projects, Rose Hollister, HBR Whiteboard Sessions, HBR Ideacast