[Excerpt] "Director onboarding is the process by which an organization facilitates a new director stepping into the role. It is a means by which an incoming director becomes familiar with their new surroundings, the organization, their fellow board members, and other organization leaders. As such, it is an inherently personal experience that has always necessitated face-to-face interaction, whether it takes place in the boardroom and adjacent offices, company retreats, or happy hours. Until 2020, tried-and-true onboarding methods functioned effectively, and there was no reason to reimagine the onboarding process as a potentially virtual procedure. Unfortunately, the novel coronavirus brought about unprecedented and confusing circumstances, and organizations worldwide were forced to shift their entire business platforms online with little or no time to prepare."
Corporate and Business Law Journal
Arizona State University
Seth C. Oranburg & Benjamin P. Kahn, Online Onboarding: Corporate Governance Training in the COVID-19 Era, 2 Corp. & Bus. L.J. 1 (2021).