I change jobs fairly often – I happen to be a change agent, so I get called on often to help change the culture of an organization. Sometimes that means changing the personnel, sometimes not. What it does mean is that for a period of time, when I first arrive, most people are on their best behavior.
I’ve heard this called the “honeymoon period.” I prefer to call it “the period of suspended judgement.” People aren’t ignoring things, we just haven’t yet decided how we are going to react. This is what I had in mind when I found this little slogan below: