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“That new person we hired? She has to earn my respect. She has to do her time before she gets full resources.”

 
Remember when talent was so abundant that teams could discriminate against the new hire, all in the name of status, hierarchy and tradition?

 
• “Hey, I’ve worked here longer than you. I’m entitled to speak before you do.”
• “What do you know? You haven’t paid your dues.”

 
(Seriously?)

 
Times have changed. We need everyone’s full contribution. If we’re not doing what we can to set a new hire up for success (in ways much greater than material resources), then we are doing what we can to make sure the team fails.

 
“Even you, rookie. Pull your seat up to the table.”

 
How long do new hires have to be on your team before they’re considered an important part of the team?

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