The first few weeks of a job can be rather daunting. In addition to navigating your way through a new set of company policies and a responsibilities, you’re often placed in an entirely new social situation as well. Starting a conversation with your co-workers that doesn’t involve questions about the location of the copier or ruminations on the strength of the office coffee offer their own unique set of challenges. A new social platform for the workplace called Teamalaya hopes to remove these obstacles, by assisting with this onboarding process and making introductions much easier.
The platform provides new hires with a customizable welcome page, that allows them to provide a bit of background on their previous work experience and interests. This also provides a space where existing employees can leave greeting messages and tips like the best lunch options near the office. Prior to their start date, an interactive quiz tests members on aspects about their new company, helping smooth their transition into the new culture. There is even an option for these employees to offer their thoughts about the process and vote in surveys related to the business, ensuring that they feel involved from day one.
PSFK is asking readers to tell us how you stay organized? Snap a quick picture of what you use to stay organized at work or share a link to your favorite collaboration apps and tweet it to us at @psfk with the hashtags #FoW #DigitalOrder, for a chance to win Evernote Moleskin notebooks for you and your team.
Over the next 4-8 weeks we want to start a conversation around what you see as possible in the Future of Work. Be sure to follow the conversation on PSFK and participate in the daily competitions. Tweet us your ideas to @psfk using #FoW.
Check out last week’s look at the influence design is having on the office of the future, read more about it here.