How long does it take for new employees to start living your values/culture? Where do they hear that story; is it a “planned and canned” piece of your employee package or is it real, dynamic and ever-evolving?
What changes when new employees spend 15-30 minutes in their first week with 3-5 seasoned people across your organization? Have the sole purpose of those conversations be to get a feel for the history and culture of the organization – who we are, where we’ve come from, what makes us effective and/or special, what really matters around here? Second (even more important) question – what changes in those existing people when they tell those stories with new hires regularly?