Here are some simple steps to follow when onboarding new people to GT.

Ecosystem members

Onboarding in Greaterthan is mostly distributed. It is the responsibility of members to onboard and guide people that they have invited.
The most important onboarding steps:
  1. 1.
    When a new ecosystem member is added, send them the Welcome to Greaterthan slidedeck as basic orientation.
  2. 2.
    Please add them in the Ecosystem section of this People Dashboard with their basic info and who invited them, so we can keep track.
  3. 3.
    Let members know! Send a message on the #gt-members slack channel announcing this person has joined.
  4. 4.
    Welcome them on the #everyone channel of the GT slack


Onboarding of new associates is the responsibility of the GT member who invited in and put up the decisions to bring in this new person.

Onboarding checklist

  • Step 1: send a direct message on slack to Malcolm from Optimi, informing them about the new associate, with their name and email. He will then send them an onboarding form to make sure our people Masterlist is updated, they are added to all our communication tools, and that they get an email address.
  • Step 2: If they have not seen it yet when they joined ecosystem, share with them the Welcome to Greaterthan slidedeck as basic orientation.
  • Step 3: Add them to our website team section: upload a "action" photo & 150 character bio and their GT email (see below). You can use this as an opportunity to show them how to edit our website [see tutorial] themselves (and add resources to the Toolkit).
  • Step 4: Introduce them to key places to find our knowledge commons: our knowledge map, this handbook & Knowledge Commons drive.
  • Step 5: Welcome them -- Add them to the private #gt-members slack channel (and other relevant private ones) & welcome them into the circle!

About Greaterthan email addresses

There are two options for how associates may have a Greaterthan email address:
  1. 1.
    A full Google Apps Email account: regular email account, which incurs a monthly fee to GT core. All associates may have such a GT email address, but we ask you to only choose this option if you will really use it (since we are aware that many Associates already have several work emails they use).
  2. 2.
    An alias (done through a google group), that enables you to receive emails to [email protected], but does not let you send. This is the default option if you do not choose option 1).
When new members receive the onboarding form, they will be able to choose which email option they prefer.
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