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Table 5 Overarching synthesis across all six socialization strategies: individual-centered & workplace-centered approaches to socialization

From: Learning the ropes: strategies program directors use to facilitate organizational socialization of newcomer residents, a qualitative study

Strategy PDs adapt their strategy to individual residents’ needs PDs expect residents to adjust to the norms of the workplace
Approaching newcomers as a group or as individuals PDs use an individual strategy for residents with poor performance PDs expect residents to adjust to their peer group
Responding to the development of newcomers during their socialization process PDs tailor their strategy to individual residents and have a variable time frame for changing newcomer residents’ tasks and responsibilities PDs treat every resident the same and change newcomer residents’ tasks and responsibilities after a fixed time frame
Acting upon expectations of newcomer residents’ adjustment to their new role PDs accept residents’ personal characteristics and adapt their strategy to individual residents’ needs PDs expect residents to adapt to the (implicit) norms of the workplace