Wit and humor in business, Employee orientation, Social groups, Embarrassment
Embarrassing or awkward moments are common for new organizational members. How coworkers and supervisors respond to these episodes can represent a major component of the organizational socialization process. This true story, a humorous example of an embarrassing moment, is followed by discussion questions.
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