More tips for your job handover
Responding to a question in last week’s newsletter about tips and resources for team transitions, Aliu Akoshile, CEO and Editor-in-chief at NatureNews Africa, suggested including the “unwritten” do’s and don’ts of the organization in a handover note. At ONA, we’ve invited everyone on the team to share some of the less formal and less job-specific advice — e.g the most reliable take-out lunch spot — before a new staff member’s first day, and included that collection in the onboarding packet.
Separately, Chicago Public Media’s incoming Chief Audience Officer Celeste LeCompte, who inspired the original thread of tips, shared what came out of the documentation process. Among several items, the handover includes a memo about direct reports, month by month calendar of tasks and a “braindump doc” of projects, problems and goals that were top of mind. Read more.