On-Boarding Success

In a fast-moving world, the need for a leader to integrate and onboard quickly in a new organisation is crucial. The so-called one-year “honeymoon” period has shortened to a quarter and results are monitored very quickly.

It is called the Quick Win Paradox, on which Harvard Business review made a research: https://hbr.org/2009/01/the-quick-wins-paradox.

The result is that 46% of transitioning leaders are derailing, and 60% of them for one of the following reasons:

  1. Focusing too heavily on details

  2. Reacting negatively on criticism

  3. Intimidating others

  4. Jumping to conclusions

  5. Micromanaging the people reporting to them
     

Derailing is a high risk to organisation, and no structure wants to lose on operational efficiency. On-boarding not only does it acts as an insurance policy, but it also helps to retain your talent for a long time.

WeLinkTalent has established a structured on-boarding success program that ensures satisfaction on both ends. The program is coaching-focused process aimed at communicating agendas, expectations and providing support. Coaching unveils strengths and talents at this critical stage.

Our program structure:

Phase 1: Alignment

Phase 2: Assessment

Phase 3: Consolidation

Phase 4: Achievement

On-boarding is a challenging, risky and stressful process on all levels at the organization and investment into this program will act as insurance against on-boarding failure. Each situation is unique because every organisation and every leader are unique. The coaching process that we are offering is constantly adapted to and co-designed with the specific needs of each situation. Therefore, depending on your situation, onboarding coaching could defer from the structure mentioned above, either to accelerate or to address current roadblocks.

 

Three key dimensions of the on-boarding support to the new leaders:
 

  1. Clarify what is expected regarding roles and deliveries to perform immediately 

  2. Build up the relationships and networks needed to interface efficiently within and outside the organisation to achieve results.

  3. Know the context (Organisation culture, values, processes) to navigate effectively with the full awareness of the organisation and the self.

WeLinkTalent has established a structured on-boarding success program that ensures satisfaction on both ends. This program is an add-on feature to the recruitment process that is coaching-focused and aimed at communicating agendas, expectations and providing support. Coaching unveils strengths and talents at this critical stage through open, supportive and challenging conversations increases clarity on explicit, implicit or fantasied agendas and expectations. Our executive coach is a proven finance industry leader and entrepreneur with a strong record in investment and fund management. 

Interested in investing in your new leaders? Contact us to learn more.