The 2020 Corona Virus pandemic has ushered in an era of remote work. At many organizations, newcomers are introduced to existing teams and start working on a virtual or hybrid platform. In this study, we address to what extent the means of introduction and integration of a newcomer – virtual or in-person – affects the group performances as well as the performance of the newcomer. We exogenously vary the means of introduction of the newcomer to teams to understand the extent to which this affects the newcomer as well as the group.
When the Modes of Interactions Matter: Virtual and in-person Integration of Newcomers in a Dynamic Setting