We’ve been conditioned since the age of two or three to accept our first day anywhere is daunting. Funnily enough, some of the challenges we are confronted with at three and at forty-three, aren’t all that different. They include learning names, knowing where to sit and knowing the policy on when you can eat lunch. However, as we ‘grow up’ and enter professional environments it’s fair to say we become much more perceptive, perhaps because we have the option to run for the door. On our first day, we take early readings on whether our new start is a triumph... or the first stepping stone on the path to epic disaster. Sometimes we’re proven wrong, sometimes we aren’t, but first impressions always count. So how can you ensure your business makes a great one?
Microsoft has long been viewed as the grandfather of IT innovation. There is great nostalgia to be found in the chime sounds accompanied with the Windows 95 start-up music, later modernised to a space odyssey reminiscent riff in '98.