No matter if you are joining a team, or new folks join yours, onboarding is crucial. During this period, you must share expectations and build trust.

One technique I found useful to kickstart the process is to share your manager README with your direct reports. You can find mine below. Please note, that it is continuously evolving - if you come back in a few months, probably you’ll see some changes.

Ready to write your own?

My README is heavily inspired by / built upon the following READMEs. If you’d like to write your own, you may find them super useful too:

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