3 new joiner onboarding tips from Africa

Onboarding master Godfrey from Integrated Villages

Prepare well before arrival

Upon my arrival, Godfrey arranged and prepared everything so well. He didn’t need to jump around searching for the most basic parts. This has allowed him to spend our time in the most efficient way, focusing on the key elements.

Go to gemba as soon as possible

I know that some of you might be bit bored of me bringing back gemba (i.e. word comes from Japanese and refers to the location where the real value is created) again. But yes, this one is also important here.

It takes a full day to create one fruit basket

New joiner needs to feel socially accepted in the new environment

How much do we spend working with our colleagues? I don’t know how about you, but I have spent more time with my boss and other colleagues than with my boyfriend.

Godfrey’s beautiful and hard-working mum prepared to attend the neighbours’ wedding
Filling up a jerrycan with 20l water from the local well

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Agne Nainyte

Agne Nainyte

Digital Transformation Consultant at Schuberg Philis and blogger at https://nainyte.com/