Onboarding is about facilitating that emotional transition from feeling like an outsider to feeling like an insider – moving from “they” to “we”. The sooner this happens the sooner the team is more effective. What can you do to help your new folks move from the feeling of “they” to “we”? Here’s an example of...

Yes! But separate the the flow of “information” from the flow of “authority”. Information should flow freely, but authority follows the hierarchy. Separate these two concepts. If you do not, information flow will likely be restricted to the same channels as the flow of authority, thus creating barriers to the flow of information.  

With intent, we announce our decision prior to the decision actually being implemented. This offers an opportunity for discussion and alignment while still allowing ownership and autonomy. I’m going to tell you how you can get both organizational alignment and a sense of autonomy and ownership in the organization. Now, normally we think about these...