Orientation is a process in which an individual becomes familiarized with a new environment, a new group of people, and/or a new culture. Orientation provides an opportunity to set expectations for members of the group, reflect on the history of the organization, and review the shared values of those involved. Other topics that are often covered during an orientation program include new member benefits, member services and resources, and a tour of the facilities to assist in overall acclimation to the organization. When a new group of members are inducted into an organization, they are often referred to as a cohort.

Throughout this entry, the term new member is used to refer to new employees with a business, new members of a club or organization, and/or ...

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