Toward a model of socializing project team members

An integrative approach

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Abstract

Project work is becoming more and more important in everyday business, as is staffing the right newcomers for the project. Recognizing that not all new project team workers possess equally important specific knowledge, skills and abilities for the success of projects, we draw on project management, human resource management, and organizational socialization literature to develop a framework on how new project team members might be socialized, depending on their strategic value for the project. We specifically draw on the socialization tactics literature and propose how four categories of new employees – Internal specialists, External specialists, External generalists and Internal generalists; based on two dimensions – work task complexity and employment mode, can be socialized more effectively. Implications for theory and practice are discussed as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-700
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Human resource management
Project management
Personnel
Industry
Project teams
Socialization tactics
Employees
Task complexity
Workers
Organizational socialization
Staffing
Newcomers

Keywords

  • ANTECEDENTS
  • COMPLEXITY
  • Complexity
  • Employment mode
  • HUMAN-RESOURCE ARCHITECTURE
  • IMPACT
  • MANAGEMENT
  • NEWCOMER ADJUSTMENT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIALIZATION
  • Organizational socialization
  • PERFORMANCE
  • Project teams
  • Projects
  • SOURCE SOFTWARE PROJECTS
  • Socialization tactics
  • TACTICS

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Toward a model of socializing project team members : An integrative approach. / Batistič, S.; Kenda, R.

In: International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 36, No. 5, 2018, p. 687-700.

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