Starting at The Vantage Project
Welcome aboard Sailor!
Take time and mindspace to understand the new environment. It's important that you ask questions if there is less than binary clarity on anything. It is likely that we have fallen short somewhere. Your mentor should be your first go-to point. You are also always free to reach out to any of the partners, or anyone you think may be of value.
- It’s likely going to be overwhelming, let it. Watch fear(/delusion) and acknowledge it’s existence; then focus all your energies on action. As you progress, let it loose interest in you and thus, afford you your liberation.
- The ask from you is to be familiar with this Playbook before you join
- All structures discussed here are support structures to help you 10x.
- You will never be penalized or given a hard time for non-compliance.
- At most, alignment with them is appreciated and encouraged.
- The tool of choice (used here) is affordance.
Your first day
On your first day, we'll gift you a book recommended for you by the mentor who lead your evaluation during hiring. Meet your assigned mentor when you come in.
We'll also help you setup with everythin g that you need. The intent is to get you upto 1x productivity in under 24 hours.
Details: First day checklist
Principles for your path for the next 12 months. This timeline is indicative and to help you anchor.
Month 0 end
Check gate for you to re-evaluate our alignment. We'd stand by you, irrespective of whatever you choose.
Month 3 end
Reach a 100% track record of ETA. For details read ETA culture.
Month 6 end
Have successfully owned (and delivered) one 1x problem.
Month 12 end
Have successfully owned (and delivered) one 10x problem.
We highly recommend a habit of maintaining daily logs i.e. a simple list of what you did today and what you are going to do tomorrow.
This is for your own use to observe yourself. Think of it like your own personal version history.
First 45 days
For the first 45 days we'll actively hand hold you.
You will follow 15 day sprint cycles (versus the usual 30). Starting a daily log is encouraged and shall serve as your guide rail.
Your assigned mentor be available to help you observe yourself whenever appropriate and review your progress with each cycle. For most onboards, the first breakthrough occurs at this point.
The first 3 months.
A “probationary period” is a standard legal term required by labour law, but it’s really a space for us to ensure that we feel confident of our fit to you and are able to offer timely intervention. Benefits and Perks take effect once the period completes.
We want you to succeed and to become a full member of the team, as much as you do. The timeline is structured to enable us to work together to help you align with the team, to thrive and be happy in your new job.
All staff payments are made by the 5th of the month. We also follow another payment cycle around the 20th of the month, for vendor payments.
We follow a no-bureaucracy policy. And Instead have focused on fostering meritocracy i.e. correlating higher productivity to a higher payout for you. And hence, everything that increases your productivity funds its self.
Any non-personal spend can be suggested on the #office channel on slack.
Who does what
Figuring out who to bring a particular issue or question to shouldn’t be a guessing game. Most concerns fall pretty clearly within the responsibility of a specific team, and the head of that team should be the first point of contact.
Your assigned mentor shall be your first point of contact for all things non-specific.
List of key personnel, coming soon
Slack is our primary communication space. Feel free to join any public channel. There is a wealth of learning available. Join Channel
Taking time off
https://timetastic.co.uk/ >Coming Soon
Borrow a book