Everything that we do in life is learned. From the way that we walk and talk to differentiating between what is right and wrong were all influenced by things we have learned in our formative days/weeks/years. During a child’s formative years, parents will mold and shape their children into the type of person they want them to become. From basic manners to communication skills, children will look to their parents for this guidance.
Leading new employees is no different. There is a formative period in which teaching and learning has to take place in order to mold and shape any individual or team into what you want or expect from them. It is crucial to instill and develop those good behaviors or habits during this formative period as any bad behaviors or habits will only continue in a cycle that will ultimately be detrimental to the person and/or organization.