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How to structure a 90-day onboarding plan

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How to structure a 90-day onboarding plan

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Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Retention, Strategic Thinking, Managing People, and Process.

 

RETENTION

How to structure a 90-day onboarding plan

Alida Miranda-Wolff, Co-founder and CEO of Ethos, breaks down the onboarding process into four phases and provides examples of what an employee (and you) should be doing in each one.

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STRATEGIC THINKING

Cost per reasonable decision

John Cutler, Product development nut, shares an insightful take on the costs that incur in the process of making an important decision — where email threads, meetings, and presentations are involved — and encourages a more focused approach. 

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MANAGING PEOPLE

The most common type of incompetent leader

“A 2015 survey of 1,000 working adults showed that eight of the top nine complaints about leaders concerned behaviors that were absent; employees were most concerned about what their bosses didn’t do.”

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PROCESS

Avoid design by committee: Generate apart, evaluate together

“The seeds of great ideas are generated as part of a creative process that is unique to each person.” Lorenzo Pasqualis, VPE at DreamBox Learning, explains a model he calls, generate apart, evaluate together,” and illustrates how teams can apply it to design or decisions. 

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Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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