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Unformatted text preview: 2/19/2008 COM240 I. Stages of Career Development Stage 1: occupational Choice: Preparation for work Stage 2: Organizational Entry Stage 3: The Early Career Stage 4:The Midcareer Stage 5: Late Career A. Assimilation Defined: ongoing behavioral and cognitive processes by which individuals join, become integrated into, and exit organizations. B. 2 key processes 1. Socialization 2. Individualization II. Socialization A. Definition: the process that allows an individual to become familiar with the rules, norms, and expectations of an organization, allowing them to become members of it. Stages of Organizational Socialization 1. Stage 1: Anticipatory Socialization o Learn about work, an occupation, & org. 2. Stage 2: Encounter Socialization o Adapt to new expectations 3. Stage 3: Metamorphosis Socialization o Accepted member of org. B. Socialization and Boundary Transitions Occur when a new employee crosses the organizations boundary upon joining the organization...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course COM 240 taught by Professor Lillie during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '07