Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)



First Advisor

Norma Noonan


The aim of this project ts to create recommendations for a better orientation to a new job or a new role withtn the same organization. Fifteen new employees within an organization were interviewed regarding what was helpful to them and what they experienced that was dfficult. Literature was reviewed that pertained to what was helpful and what was dfficult for new employees. The servant leadership model was examined as the model that might be useful to use to improve job orientation. It was chosen because of the relational, humanistic, person centered qualities it contains. A plan for orientation is,for organizations to be intentional about orientation, have a mentor-like person assignedfor the task, an all in one place folder, clear job descriptions and expectations, a clear vision af the specific unit and organization and a method of checking in.


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