Onboarding and Drumming up Conversation

When someone new joins the team, supervisors start with the question: what is essential for them to know? There are the obvious logistical points (bathrooms, timesheet, office supplies, etc.) and operational starting places (systems, first tasks, reading up, meet and greets, etc.), but the most important to me is orienting a new staff member to organizational philosophy and culture. Why are we here, what is it we’re trying to do, and how do we approach it?