Are you considering building a remote team for your business? If so, you'll face a series of unique challenges. How do you create a sense of community within your remote team, and how do you ensure open communication. A united team is a productive team, but how do we achieve this?
As a project manager, it can be hard to truly disconnect during a vacation from work, but with some planning you can set your team up for success. While this could change with the size of your team, current projects, and your agency’s structure, it’s important to implement a plan because everyone needs time away from work - not working vacations.
Running an agency involves a variety of different tasks, one of them being handling clients who don't pay on time. It’s one of those difficult pieces of business people don’t often talk about, but today we're doing it.
Hands-off leadership is key to creating a strong, highly-functioning team. While it's a challenge, creating a culture built off of this principle is worth it. Your agency is growing, your teams are creating some amazing work, and you have new clients every month, but you’re barely hanging on. Each day is filled with meetings and check-ins, which means you don’t have time for the business development you want.
Poor project management can turn a promising new project into the project from hell. From tight deadlines and crushing budgets, to last minute changes that make you want to give up and open a bakery. But project management is an area you must dominate if you want to run a successful creative studio or agency. We all know what it's like when a client requests changes here, there and everywhere, but all of these little changes can add up to much bigger problems; project management hell!