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The first period in a new company is confusing. We get input from tons of sources. New colleagues to get to know, procedures to learn, papers to fill out, and so on.
Those weeks set the foundation on how the newly hired person will settle into company culture, learning by observation the company boundaries and roles.
After the first day of onboarding, there is a feeling of drunkenness from too much information. It can be useful to organize this information in form of artifacts that contains the main points with directions for where to learn more. The purpose of this map is to be able to be consumed by the freshly hired at their speed.
Onboarding is not only about the company but also about the industry. Once the more bureaucratic aspects are covered by the office manager, the focus can shift towards the map of business, product and stakeholders.
These concepts are lightly addressed during the interview phase, but once hired you can go to a greater level of detail without the confidentiality issues.