This article is the second in a series. Check out the first article at Onboarding COVID-19: Setting the Scene.
So, I’ve survived the first day. As expected, it was nothing like I expected.
I arrived at the office, and because so many people were working from home I ended up attending my first video call from
the cafe/waiting area for the coworking space we’re based in. Half way through the call one of my coworkers turned up,
so we had a bit of fun making sure we were on multiple video feeds at once.
After that I was shown where my desk is and got the few bits I’d taken with me set up (I deliberately left most of my
stuff at home as I didn’t think I’d be in the office long term, and oh how right I was). I had an onboarding meeting
with one of the other leads, and he then gave me a quick tour of the main facilities and we collected my access pass for
Then it was off to an all-hands meeting where it was announced that from the end of that meeting we would all be working
from home until further notice.
Those of us in the office chatted a bit, packed up our stuff and, just before we headed off, my new laptop arrived.
Sometimes luck favours me!
On the trip home was a phone call with the Chief Product Officer to touch base and plan out some initial aspects of my
onboarding; then once I got home I spent the afternoon setting up and configuring the new laptop for work.
Day one is over, nothing too exciting, but I’m sure the future will hold some interesting occurrences...