Newcomer Adaptation in Teams: Multilevel Antecedents and Outcomes

Gilad Chen
2005 Academy of Management Journal  
This study tested a multilevel model of newcomer adaptation in teams using longitudinal and multisource data from 65 project teams. Results indicated that newcomer performance improved over time, particularly early in socialization. Initial newcomer empowerment, team expectations, and team performance differently predicted newcomer initial performance and performance improvement. In turn, newcomer initial performance and performance improvement uniquely related to subsequent team performance,
more » ... team performance, and newcomer initial performance related to subsequent newcomer empowerment and intentions to quit.
doi:10.5465/amj.2005.15993147 fatcat:ytkafc42l5a27kr7hilu53bxtu