Meetings are the necessary evil of corporate life.
Yes, there are people who think meetings are a great way to get things done. These are the same people who love to “over communicate” as if it were a virtue. (Hint: It’s not.)
But why do meetings get so much hate? Why do people try to avoid them? And more importantly, how do they negatively impact a business?
First off, meetings are pretty expensive. To a business, time is literally money. If you invite 10 people to a two-hour meeting, and each person is being paid $30 an hour, then you’ve…
I decided to write this post after thinking about how much research I personally undertook about launching the perfect Product Hunt campaign. There was a lot I learned, as well as multiple beliefs that were shattered around what needs to happen to be successful in your PH launch.
Below, I’m going to outline the ___ steps we took for our launch, which resulted in winning Product of the Day, Product of the Week, 600+ Signups, and 7 calls from VC’s.
When I scrolled through the past few weeks of product launches, they all seemed so…. polished. …
First published at https://www.get5.io/blog/manage-remote-team-crisis
A crisis impacts every facet of people’s lives, and the small- and large-scale effects must be integrated into your management strategy to protect employees’ well-being and avoid major setbacks in productivity.
Crises can be internal or external, but all of them should be handled with the utmost level of care and compassion. It’s crucial as a manager to not lose sight of the people behind your team and the effects an event has on their lives, and while you can’t ignore logistics and deadlines your team should still feel supported during a difficult time.
As a startup, it’s effective to work in an agile way. Build small, learn fast, and iterate constantly. The advantages of these methods are clear, but can they work as well for a digital agency?
The process with digital agencies hasn’t changed in recent years, and can be anything from agile. A quick project workflow looks like this:
Getting a Client
We all have slow Mondays and anxious Fridays, but there comes a point in everyone’s career when you step back and realize you need something more. The feeling sinks in where you want to get out and start something new. There’s one small problem though: you need money. No matter how exhausting, boring, or slow your week was, you know the check is coming. This is the sense of security that keeps most from making the jump into a new career path, and rightfully so. Being one of the most neurotic & A.D.D. …