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Exercises

1: In the following scene, Phyllis (supervisor), Chris (new employee), and Nicholas (supervisor) are seated at the table in Nicholas’s office. There are day planners and folders on the table.

Phyllis: Chris, I’d like you to meet Nicholas. Nicholas is a senior sales representative who has been with Icon for six years.

Chris: Nice to meet you, Nicholas.

Nicholas: Nice to meet you, too.

Phyllis: Nicholas is going to be your mentor for the first three weeks here at Icon. He’ll be the person you go to if you have any questions or need any help with anything as you get settled in.

Chris: Sounds great.

Nicholas: I’ve cleared my schedule for this morning, so I can take you on a tour of the company and get you settled into your office. Should we get started?

What did Phyllis do to help the new employee socialize to the new culture?

What are the other ways in which you can help new employees adjust to the new culture?

What kind of culture does this organization demonstrate?

2: Below are the images of reception area of two organizations. Which of the offices would you prefer to work for? Why?

Office 1

Office 2




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