A Memorable “Welcome” Note for a New Employee

New Manager Note

Just a nice feel good note left for a new employee reminding him/her that it’s ok to be a human instead of a productivity robot. I think everyone needs to take a break from reading their “10 Ways to be More Productive” articles in the morning, and read this instead.

 

It’s ok too..

  • Say “I Don’t Know”
  • Ask for more clarity
  • Stay at home when you feel ill
  • Say you don’t understand
  • Ask what acronyms stand for
  • Forget things
  • Introduce yourself
  • Depend on the team
  • Ask for help
  • Not know everything
  • Have quiet days
  • Have loud days, to talk, joke, and laugh
  • Put your headphones on
  • Say “No” when you’re too busy
  • Make mistakes
  • Sing
  • Sigh
  • Not check your email out of hours
  • Not check your email constantly during hours
  • Just Slack it
  • Walk over and ask someone face-to-face
  • Go somewhere else to concentrate
  • Offer feedback on other people’s work
  • Challenge things you’re not comfortable with
  • Say yes when anyone does a coffee run
  • Prefer tea
  • Snack
  • Have a messy desk
  • Have a tidy desk
  • Work how you like to work
  • Ask the management to fix it
  • Have off-days
  • Have days off