Avatar as a role description
Posted March 31, 2009on:
First day at Xoozya
Today is my first day in a new job and I headed off to HR to sign on the dotted line, get an ID card, and so on and so on and so on.
I had a pleasant surprise.
Induction at Xoozya
Good morning. Welcome, to Xoozya. So glad you’ve chosen to join us [genuine smile].
To provide autonomy
What we want to do today is introduce you to the communication system so you can navigate and find your way around.
To start you off, we’ve got 10 avatars for you to choose from.
Capture your role and aspirations visually
After you’ve been here a month, and had a chance to settle down, our avatar designer will pop in to see you for half-an-hour every day for a month to help you describe your role in the company.
Every year, a year from now in other words, we will ask you to refresh your avatar, and to think through how it has worked for you and how it should change to fit your expanding role in the company.
You can change your avatar during the year if you wish. But we will charge you for your use of an avatar designer with Xoozya tokens. You will also earn Xoozya tokens when you help people out in other ways.
Pay & taxes
Around the 15th of each month, you’ll need to make up your mind how much to pay yourself.
After you have chosen your avatar, we will show you how to log on to the accounting system to direct payment to your bank account.
Around about the 15th of each month, you should also allocate payments to your team leaders and anyone else you think should be hat-tipped.
Visualizing your budget
We have a very nice screen which shows you your budget.
It will show you clearly the budget allocated to you for the financial year, the pro rata amount for this month, how much tax, insurance and pension you must pay for each dollar you pay yourself when you take money out of Xoozya, how much other people in the organization have hat-tipped you this month and cumulatively for the year, and how much you’ve hat-tipped them.
You can also look at their accounts to see what is the norm. We visit all the noobes around the 13th of each month till you get the hang of it.
Day 1 Agenda
Agenda for today: let’s choose an avatar. After that we’ll grab a a coffee and brunch. Then we’ll have a look at the accounts.
Avatars as a new world job description
What temporary avatars would you like to choose from on your first day at work?
If you were to capture your role in an avatar, what would it be?
What would you choose to describe yourself in that first month before you know anyone and before you are clear about the details of your role?
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