I am currently in the process of re-writing my play Black Tape as a novel. Because of the change in format, more needs to simply happen - which I am entirely okay with. Main feature of the universe in which it is set is that death (and by extension afterlife, destiny and the flow of time itself) is run as a heavily bureaucratic LLC.
I have considered introducing a new protagonist into the role of new employee to make transition into this world easier on the reader, but I am afraid this would drag too far away from the main story which mostly involves the higher-ups.
What alternate techniques could I employ without diving into "as you know" territory?