Breaking Them In or Revealing Their Best ? Reframing Socialization Around Newcomer Self Expression

@inproceedings{Staats2012BreakingTI,
  title={Breaking Them In or Revealing Their Best ? Reframing Socialization Around Newcomer Self Expression},
  author={Daniel M. Cable London Business School Francesca Gino Har Staats},
  year={2012}
}
  • Daniel M. Cable London Business School Francesca Gino Har Staats
  • Published 2012
Socialization theory has focused on enculturating new employees to help them develop pride in their new organization and internalize its values. Drawing on authenticity research, we propose that socialization leads to more effective employment relationships when newcomers can express their personal identities from the start. In a field experiment carried out in a large businessprocess outsourcing company, we found that socialization focused on personal identity (emphasizing newcomers’ unique… CONTINUE READING