head shot of Prof. Jamie Gruman
Prof. Jamie Gruman

Building a business involves a great deal of thought, numerous steps and a lot of instinct.  To expand that business, new people need to be trained and the complex building process shared with them. Not an easy task, according an Inc.com article.

Giving new employees the opportunity to shadow the leader is one effective way of training new hires in the many steps involved in the business’ operations, U of G College of Business and Economics Prof. Jamie Gruman said in the article.  The best way to turn instinctual habits into replicable processes may be to have new employees shadow the leader.

Gruman, a professor and senior research fellow in the Department of Management, studies positive organizational behaviour and the impact of resilience, hope and optimism.