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COM 240 Dr. Silk Exam II: Study Guide Material Concentration Four chapters: 7, 8, 9, & part of chapter 10 as well as information presented & discussed in class Anything from the above material is “fair game” for the exam Assimilation Processes Assimilation definition Ongoing behavioral and cognitive processes by which individuals join, become intergrated into, and exit organizations Two Key processes Socialization Individualization: when an employee tries to change some aspect of the organization. Socialization 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 Information learned through socialization is role-related and organizational culture related Stages of Organizational socialization Stage 1: Anticipatory Socialization Learn about work, an occupation, & organization The interview processes itself is part of anticipatory socialization Stage 2: Encounter Socialization Adapt to new expectations Sense-making stage that occurs when employees enter the organization. New comer has to let go of their old rules and adapt to the rules of the organization Stage 3: Metamorphosis Socialization Accepted member of organization Completed socialization process No longer consider new employee Turning points Refer to key times during the socialization process when people feel more or less connected to the organization. Socialization & Boundary Transitions Occur when a new employee crosses the organization’s boundary upon joining the organization Occur as the person’s career unfolds within same or other organizations Employee is most susceptible to organizational influences just before and just after those transitions The “Office” episode
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COM 240 Dr. Silk Exam II: Study Guide The Merger What is happening in this episode? How does it relate to organizational assimilation? Boundary transition issue What strategies does Michael use? Gives them each space and directed them to their space Makes them feel welcome Is there any indication of individualization?
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