Every time a newly-hired team member is appointed, it's likely that someone near them is unhappy about it. We consider them rivals, and they have the potential to undermine and unseat your new hire.
Some of these rivals will be the new hire's Direct Reports. Other times, their Peers. And it often is someone who was not considered for the role. Rivals can be quiet – and sneaky. And the problem may be more about what they don't do than what they do. You can help by being aware of (and shaping) team dynamics.
Here are two articles that can provide insight on your new hire's rivals.
Is your new hire encountering rivals? We can help.