Personal Project

Every newcomer’s journey at Hygge Company starts with a personal project. Personal project is a private space to set and track personal milestones. It can take different forms - personal repository or a dashboard, depends on an issue tracker that Hygge company uses.

Enjoy making daily to-do lists? Want to test how markdown on GitHub works? Planning to learn Python from a colleague? Personal project is a powerful tool that satisfies all those needs. It goes far beyond opening new issues. It’s a place to create custom labels for prioritization and structuring, use milestones for bigger goals, and assign or ping other people who can help.


Adaptation to new team culture, new tools, and new people can be overwhelming. To make the transition comfortable, Hygge companies put onboarding issues in personal projects of every newbie. That way newcomers can push new buttons without being afraid to break anything. All the essential information about the company is also in the onboarding issues. Hygge work approach, best practices, meeting the team β€” it’s all in the Welcome Kit.

Below are a few issue and email templates of a personal project for a mid-size org. Feel free to add/remove tasks based on the size of your team and your needs.

Readme letter

Welcome to Hygge Company!

We are thrilled to have you aboard πŸ₯³ You are here because we believe in your potential, so now it’s time to show what you can do! Hygge Company is a great place to unlock your potential, take advantage of it!

Everyone at Hygge Company has their personal repositories, and this one is yours. We use this private space to set and track your personal milestones. It might be a totally new experience for you, so we suggest starting with a Welcome Kit issue. There you can find our latest policies, best practices, and also meet other teammates. You’ll find issues that were assigned to other people – your Buddy or the Accounting Team, but all of them are connected to your work with us. Check them out if you want to better understand how we work πŸ˜‰

Don’t be shy to use this repository. Some team-members use them to plan learning a new language or to track visa docs processing for workations. There are thousands of creative ways to grow and develop, and this repo can help you to track your progress.

If you have any questions, talk to us! Seriously, we’re here to help and want to have an open and honest relationship with everyone on our team. Prioritize public channels, but also feel free to message anyone directly if you have a personal issue.

Warm regards,

Hygge Team πŸ§¦πŸ«–

Welcome Kit

Welcome to the team! 🎊  This issue is a starting point of your journey with Hygge Company. Below are a few tasks to help your integration: get to know more about us through our Handbook, understand our work processes by learning how to use GitHub, and meet us in person! Complete them in any order, and keep in mind that you are not alone on this road!

<Tag onboarding buddy @_ >is your dedicated onboarding buddy who will be in touch with you to make sure you have everything you need to fully integrate into the team.

# πŸ‘£ First steps

* [ ] Sign up for corporate chat using your company account
* [ ] Update your GitHub and corporate messenger profiles with your info (name, photo, position), so people know who you are. You can check out other team-mates profiles for inspiration.

# πŸ‘ Best Practices
The quickest way to learn about Hygge company is to dive into [Hygge Workbook](, which is the source of our culture, principles, and best practices πŸ§¦πŸ«–.

Here are some links to begin with:
- [ ]  [Guiding Principles](
- [ ]  [Remote Work Philosophy](
- [ ]  [Communication 101](

If you are struggling to find something, try using the search function in GitHub and Google Drive. You'll be surprised how much information we have recorded over the years.

# πŸ€— Meet your team

Using your new company Google Calendar πŸ“†, schedule short Google Meet calls with the below colleagues to get to know some members of the team and see how you can help each other.

* [ ] call with [overseeing supervisor](profile link)
* [ ] call with [Hygge team](profile link)
* [ ] call with our [accountant](profile link)
* [ ] [anyone else](teams link) of your choice

# πŸ—’οΈ Your Projects

Coordinate with your managers and onboarding buddy to come up with a list of things to do in the next month or so. You have the entire company at your disposal - if you come up with a good idea, we will implement it. Take advantage of it. You will hear frequently: move fast and break things. There is no penalty for doing something you weren't asked to do, even if it turns out to be a mistake.

It might feel overwhelming at first. Please feel free to reach out with any question or doubt to your onboarding buddy, Hygge Team 🧦 or ask other team-members in public chats. There are no stupid questions, only not enough documentation.

# πŸ’¬ Onboarding Feedback

Before closing the issue, let us know what you think about the onboarding process by leaving a comment below. If you could change one thing, what would it be?