When a new person joins the team, they lack the historical context to interpret many of the choices, decisions, and messages in play. In a simple analogy, they have entered the television series at episode 20 and have no understanding of what has transpired in episodes 1-19. Giving them this context pays big dividends as they ramp up faster and learn to navigate the organization with more accuracy and speed.
This is amazing advice. Does anyone know of software that would assist with the creation of such a map? (I'm doing that thing where I ask a question before even searching for the answer). SIA.
This is a great idea! Our “version” of this concept is case studies. For those interested, you can see a few of them here: https://seanrstegall.com/case-studies/. Plan to keep thinking on how the map might be a good addition – thanks!