Chris Bailey over at Soulful Work is seeking ideas to prepare for the first week on a new job. His new position is “membership director” and he wants some meaningful suggestions to help him reach out to his new co-workers. I did a little blog searching today and came up with some great posts that are just sure to make his first day a special one.
Bert over at Open Loops is running a trifecta of bad ideas to lose friends and alienate people with e-mail. What better way to start a job than a barrage of spam, or possibly a huge 10 meg file attachment to the whole company. I’m sure Chris would be wise to stay clear of these ideas and just send a “Hi, I’m Chris” e-mail instead.
Chris will probably want to get his new crew onboard with a rousing Powerpoint presentation. Fill each screen to the brim with bullet points and lots of text. Use generic fonts and lots of big words. Or he could go over to the “Beyond Bullet Points” blog by Cliff Atkinson and get some real pointers and create a remarkable presentation. For additional help he should visit Jason Womak’s post on “Learning to present” where he will find some great thoughts about this fine art.
After all of this activity, Chris may find that his batteries are running low. He may get a charge out of Lisa Haneburg’s post entitled “How big are your batteries?” With his new found energy he’ll already be thinking about the first 100 days. The Slacker Manager has a whole article on the subject.
I imagine with all of the attention he’ll be getting, he might feel like becoming an introvert and hiding out for a while. Dwayne Melancon has a test on his site to see if this is true.
Hopefully with all of the blogging help his first week will be a rousing success.
Good Luck on your new job Chris!