Friday, oh Friday!
It’s also Follow Friday on Twitter, so any love would be appreciated – @nivoda
After a week that has just flashed before my eyes, I am sitting at my desk at work, perhaps an hour before home time and I am thinking to myself, I absolutely love this. And while I do still believe more strongly than ever that I was made to do it on my own, be an entrepreneur, this experience is without a doubt the best preparation I could have possibly asked for.
Lessons learned in just a week include:
– the importance of decentralisation
– Pancake Fridays make people happy
– Music in the office is good
– Twitter is distracting, yes, it decreases productivity, no! I’ve spent quite a bit of time on it, but by doing so I came across a social media event I attended, found some great reports and research for my audit and am well on my way to changing the way my company communicates, internally and with clients.
– people are the business, not the entrepreneur – no ‘i’ in team
Bring on the weekend, bring on the good times, but then when its all over, bring on the new challenges.
My poor neglected blog, I am sorry for leaving you for so long. I know nothing will make up for it like a few regular posts in the next few days.
So I have started my first placement at Love Creative
and it is proving to be a fantastic although very busy experience.
Some of my Manchester Masters
colleagues are complaining that they do not have enough work to do, and yet here I am, 4 projects, and a few more if I manage to get the first few done.
Despite the elegant chaos that is the work within an agency, I find the informal communication lines and collaboration between people of various functions quite a wonderful way for a business to work. The fact that it does work so well here is a mental note for me and any entrepreneur who might be tempted to start a business using some traditional organisational structure.
The buzz all around me is Social Media and I was not surprised to find out that one of my main projects would be related, and suddenly I’m off to after-work workshops, tweeting with industry leaders and reading case studies of successful use of SM within organisations (e.g. BT and IBM). Tomorrow, Chris
and I will hopefully create a so-called “Task Force” which will assist me on this project.
Anyway, better get back to work.