What Happens if ‘Absorbing by Observation’ Disappears?

Over the years, I have witnessed many different ways of supporting young people as they learn about a job and a company culture and norms — to “absorb by observation.” But much about this is changing.

When we onboard, we aim to get new joiners staffed on a project right away. During the project kickoff, they’re asked to talk about work style preferences, and they learn quickly how their colleagues work together as a team.