Organizational Socialization

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Organizational Socialization Organizational socialization is defined as the process, in which an individual makes the transition from a new recruit outsider, to a fully fledged organizational member. Within the organizational socialization process there are six key dimensions that a new member of an organization must learn and experience. These dimensions are history, language, politics, people, organizational goals and values, and performance proficiency (Jex & Britt, 2008). These are the most important factors for employees while engulfed in the transition period of outsider to organizational member. Although each employee must go through this process of “learning the ropes” there are numerous information seeking tactics that an employee may decide to use to gain the desired knowledge. These tactics are collective versus individual, formal versus informal, sequential versus random, fixed versus variable, serial versus disjunctive, and investiture versus divestiture (Jex & Britt, 2008). Each employee will ultimately choose one of these avenues to navigate
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