Culture Onboarding Programme Help new staff understand your Culture, Values and way of doing things

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We combine learning with real actions to embed the culture from day one. All in a fun, scalable format.

Why Culture Onboarding?

Research shows that the first 3 months are crucial for engaging and retaining new employees and a poor fit with the culture is one of the key factors in new hire failure. To get new people up to speed quickly with your culture and way of doing things will not only increase retention, but also productivity.

How our Onboarding Programme works - Focus on Culture & Behaviours

The outcome of the programme is better understanding of how your business works and what defines your culture. But also to really let staff put the right behaviours into action straight away. 

The best way for this to happen is to get small groups of new people together, and to challenge them with games, workshops and fun missions. Think dialogue instead of monologue. And actions instead of passive listening. 

How we do it
Our methodology is based on Peer-2-Peer and Game Learning and focusses a lot on interaction between people. It is hard to understand intangible things like culture and behaviours by reading on the intranet.

So we let participants listen, read, discuss, and argue with each other, solve case studies, come up with brilliant new ideas and have some fun together. All delivered as a Do-It-Yourself solution that you can start with a simple click.

What you get out of it

In the end we want people to understand not just the What, but the Why. This will trigger the right attitude and behaviours, and give you the most valuable asset your company will ever have - future culture ambassadors.


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Overview - Onboarding Modules


Onboarding Pre-work App

A few days before the new staff get together for a live workshop or game, we send out a web app. The aim is for them to learn a bit about the company, get them thinking about the culture, and share what their experience has been so far. 

We pose questions in a fun and simple way, while also creating buzz and excitement. By asking the right questions, you get a good understanding of their level of awareness and perceived challenges.

All the data that comes in can be accessed live on dashboards, and is very useful to track how the culture changes over time. 

The app is run on smart phones or laptops, with no download required. Simply email a link to staff.


Onboarding Game

The Onboarding Game is a fun and engaging way of  introducing your company to new staff. Learn about the organization, answer questions, interact with colleagues, take pictures and compete with fun, informative quizzes. All designed to energize your newcomers, using proven gamification techniques.

The game is played in small teams, using a laptop or a tablet. Importantly, the game does not just inform about your business, it provokes important discussion in the team to drive peer-2-peer learning. As the game is digital, all the data that comes in can be tracked on live on dashboards.

The game can be tailored to suit your organisation and typically includes important topics like:

  • Company history
  • Vision & Unique Selling Points
  • Culture & Values with dilemmas
  • Organisational structure/divisions
  • Products/Services/Solutions
  • Customers and Partners

The game also lets new staff get to know each other and share recent insights while they are "fresh".



Onboarding Activity Booster

Activity Booster is an app that lets new staff live the culture and put behaviours into action in a fun, competitive format. Although simple to use, we apply advanced gamification mechanisms and always customise entirely to your organisation.

Log activities and win together

First, we decide on 3-5 key activities that represent living the culture for real. We then divide the participants into teams that compete in bringing it to life. Whenever someone takes action, they log that activity in a web app, take a picture and collect points for them and/or their team. 


Visualisation for maximum engagement

Everything is tracked on live leaderboards that can be easily accessed on people's smart phones, laptops or on company LCD screens. You can choose to let people compete in a number of ways, including site vs site and towards a company goal.


Tailored Onboarding Days

Do you bring new staff together for onboarding days? Do you want to take your participants from Passive Listeners to Active Contributors?

Our "Active Meetings" format combines group discussions, case studies, game boards and tablets to help your employees fully understand your business. By adding short, interactive break out sessions, you can pose vital questions and let the new staff discuss among themselves in small groups. This is called peer-2-peer learning and is especially powerful when people are new and not comfortable to ask questions in plenum.

All the data that comes in can be monitored on a live feed, allowing you to gauge straight away their level of understanding and pick up questions for further clarification.



An example of the Active Meetings format

  1. 40 minute presentation by Division Head with PowerPoint - "Our Strategy"
  2. 10 minute break out session. Teams of five, using tablets
  3. Debrief of the data using live, curated feed
  4. Clarification or comment by Division Head
  5. Next presentation
  6. Etc
  7. Team Activity or Business Game


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Next steps

Get in touch to find out how we can help you with your onboarding. We'd be happy to arrange a demo or to setup a live meeting.


What our clients think of our onboarding days

”What an energy level! You didn’t want to interrupt.”-
Jenny Lilja Lagercrantz – HR Director, Bonava


Yes, we always tailor to your organisation
It depends on number of participants, amount of content etc. Typically we charge one setup fee and then per participant.
We help out with changes for a fixed fee.
Yes of course, please get in touch with us.

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