Storytelling for Onboarding Webinar

This webinar was recorded on March 5, 2018, at 1 PM Eastern Time.

Duration: 1 hour.

In our Storytelling for Onboarding webinar, Narativ’s CEO, Jerome Deroy, spoke with special guest Caroline Sarnoff, former Director of Outreach at Measures for Justice, about the story-based onboarding program that we created for their disruptive data-science company. The conversation highlighted how the program accelerated new hires understanding of their jobs, cutting down the learning curve from 6 months to 6 weeks. They also talked about where MFJ plans to go next with story-based training.

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Discussion Highlights:


  • Knowledge-based stories are delivered in a short series of podcasts that new hires can listen to anywhere, anytime.
  • Listening to a story, rather than an explanation, allows new hires to place themselves in the position of the storyteller and begin to strategize about how they themselves would perform during the most stressful of circumstances. This gives employees both the knowledge and the confidence to take initiative sooner, which increases both job performance and productivity.
  • A “way of doing things” gets broken down into steps that are repeatable and transferable to new hires, steps that even the knowledge-holder may not have yet clearly formulated themselves.
  •   Knowledge Story is not about being great storytellers, but using the principles of storytelling to obtain knowledge from a knowledge-holder in a way others can easily understand.
  •  The modules indelibly capture the “state of knowledge” in a company at any given time and contribute to an organization’s cultural history and evolution.

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Our editorial team at Narativ is a group of experts led by CEO and business storytelling craftsman, Jerome Deroy. We aim to create educational and informative content relevant to the emerging trends in business leadership, sales, team building, and onboarding.

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