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Employee Onboarding with Flowtrace

Employee Onboarding with Flowtrace

Whether a new hire will be successful and satisfied in their new role is down to the right kind of onboarding. It’s especially crucial for remote employees who can’t integrate organically into the processes and culture of the company.

Importantly, employee onboarding does not end with the first days of formal employee orientation, where new employees learn about the company’s vision, mission, culture, history, codes of conduct, benefits etc. After the orientation, employee onboarding can last from weeks to months depending on the complexity of the role.

During the long tail of employee onboarding, the new employee makes personal connections with their team, sees how people work, gets their first assignments and gets a tacit understanding of the processes and organisational dynamics of the company.

Breaking down organizational silos would have avoided these 4 failures

Breaking down organizational silos would have avoided these 4 failures

Organizational silos are the byproducts of growth and specialization inside a company. Organizational silos, or information silos, are basically teams (not people but organizational structures) that have distanced themselves from each other and possess information that the other teams don't. In a silo, employees will have less of a relationship with the company. Instead, they are loyal to their silo and its objectives. They will learn to gradually care less and less about the company as a whole. They do not work in the company. They work in the silo. And the company is what causes problems for the silo.

How to build trust in remote team collaboration

How to build trust in remote team collaboration

Trust and teamwork are in a crisis if you ask managers. If you are a knowledge worker, you are working remotely in the COVID spring of 2020; whether you want to or not. Everyone has become intimately familiar with remote team collaboration – instant messaging, simultaneous editing, and gawking at your colleagues' bookshelves in video calls – the most used tools being Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google's G Suite. And Sharepoint for some, you poor souls.

Common Startup Problem: Broken communication

Common Startup Problem: Broken communication

My startup's mission is to remove communication barriers and break down information silos. I wanted to share my experiences (and horror stories) of why I believe the problem of collaboration is what makes or breaks a business. I've been lucky to have had four distinct leadership roles in fast-growing startups, all of which made it evident that leadership issues are usually not market, process, or technological in nature. I'll elaborate.