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Chapter 19. When the Team Is Brand - New > Organize the Team - Pg. 257

When the Team Is Brand - New 257 Team Builder When orienting a new team member, pick up those little personal tidbits that can be so helpful in getting to know the person. · What are your favorite activities outside of work?This often tells you a great deal about the whole person, not just his or her work persona. · What do you expect from working on this team?You may have asked this at the job interview, but now that the member is accepted, get a clearer picture of what he or she is most interested in and what contributions may be expected. · What sort of things irritated you in previous jobs?This gives you insight into how to deal with this member and avoid antagonism. It will also give you insight into his or her sensitivity. · What would you like me and your teammates to know about you so we can get to know you better?He or she may tell you about family, childhood, schooling, jobs liked or hated, and other things he or she likes to talk about. The more you know about the member, the better it is for establishing rapport and maintaining an easy relationship.