Day One @ Percolate also links out to other documents, including our fairly robust internal wiki, a vocabulary of terms frequently used inside the company, a longer document on our mission and vision, and our very down-to-earth employee manual. It’s a living document – people will make comments, ask questions and Noah, our CEO, will actually follow up pretty quickly to update the doc.
Noah borrowed this practice of extensive documentation from his time at The Barbarian Group, where his manager had done something similar. It might be a lot of work to write (and read) so much content, but it’s incredibly helpful for providing context and setting expectations."
Reading this made me wistful. When I start thinking about all the little ways The Barbarian Group impacted people’s lives and work styles, I get a little teared up.
Percolate’s taken onboarding much further, though. Got things done I was still only dreaming of. A great article.(via rickwebb)