A new leadership article in HBS Working Knowledge caught my eye this morning:
"The usual employee-orientation process needs to be retired. In this article from Harvard Management Update, savvy companies explain how to jump-start the success of new managers. Tip: Set up meetings, use technology, and coach newcomers."
Global and geographically diverse companies need to use technology to help with this process and they suggest:
- Using e-mails to announce the new manager's expertise and interests to others;
- Signing the new manager up for the online discussion groups and mailing lists they'll need as they ramp up; and
- Showing the new manager how to use expertise locators.
Tags: knowledge management, social network analysis