Wow! Episode two was pretty awesome. I’m the type of person who likes to sit and enjoy the episode in the moment and then once it’s done, I’ll do a little more research into who the characters are. There were some new characters I learned about. As I said in the last article about episode one, I do love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but I never got into the comics too heavy when I was younger, so the research is “required” after I learn something in an episode. 

Alright, enough of the nerding out about Marvel. Let’s talk a different nerd language and take a look at what processes were revealed in episode two.  

There were three processes that I thought were fascinating to see unravel during the course of the second episode, and ones that are extremely important to any business. They are: 

  1. New employee training;  
  2. After Action Reviews; and 
  3. Testing your theories 

All processes are important within your business, but these ones really stick out for the extreme amount of value they can bring. 

New employee training 

It was so interesting to me that the writers had incorporated some form of new employee training or onboarding within this episode. Loki was approved to work with Mobius (Owen Wilson) in the field to try to apprehend another variant of Loki. We’re shown Loki dressed up in office attire, sitting at a desk while learning from a holographic clock that is quizzing him on the history of the TVA. We don’t get too far down the rabbit hole with how much training has happened but we can assume there’s been enough for Loki to be allowed in the field with Mobius.  

Section 1 image for Marvel’s Loki and the Process-driven World of the TVA – episode 2

New employee training is so important to your business. Your new hire is just as excited to start with your business as you are to have them, so you really want to make them feel welcomed from day one. And, of course, ensure they get the right training to do their job correctly. Without the right training and onboarding for a new employee, they’ll be lost wondering how they even do their job.  

Too often in the accounting profession, there’s an expectation that you hit the ground running. While that would be the best-case scenario, there are just too many variables within a role that requires proper onboarding and training. For example: 

  • What is the business all about? What’s the history of the business?  
  • What are the mission, vision, and values?  
  • Who does the new hire report to?  
  • How does the new hire get help during onboarding? 
  • What is the training schedule over a certain timeframe?  
  • How is the training delivered?  
  • And many more questions to be answered 

Having a strong new employee training program will set you and your new hire on the path to success. 

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