No, the title is not a mistake. Sometimes, you have to let things fail. Our in-house business is like any other in that we need to keep trying new things in order to make progress. Sometimes, if you’re fortunate, things work the way you planned.
Category Archive for 'In-House Start-Up'
There are more ways to reward employees for good work than yearly raises, bonuses, or even promotions.
By Andy Brenits, as originally seen at InSource How many of us set new years resolutions around December 31st only to forget them by January 3rd? Last month I journaled about performance reviews and measuring your work for the past year. The only way to do this is to set some goals for yourself, but make ...MORE
By Andy Brenits, as originally seen at InSource Well, it’s that time of year again for many corporate creatives… the year-end performance review cycle has begun again. Unlike many of my colleagues on the outside, I need to follow a prescribed process whereby I self-evaluate my performance against several goals (SMART ones) for both the business ...MORE
"Steve jobs would never have done that" I thought to myself, as I read the open apology by Tim Cook regarding the new Maps app in iOS6. As I said those words I realized that I don't actually think that Tim Cook was wrong to do it though. While not the approach that Jobs would have taken, Cook did something few leaders are bold enough to do…admin when they make a mistake.
Any in-house creative services leader knows that process is important. From how clients initiate new projects, to how the team gets work done. It's a very important way to manage workflow, effectiveness, productivity, and frankly…order. If we have done our jobs well, things run smoothly for the most part. Clients are happy, designers are engaged and creative, things are good.
No One Will Come To Your Party, Unless You Invite Them By Andy Brenits, as originally seen at InSource Like any business that is launching new products or services, all of the planning and development we have put into the new creative services department will have been for naught if we don’t announce the ...MORE
Planning the Rollout By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org After a couple months of planning, the time has come to institute the plans that I have been developing since the day I started. I’ve built some key relationships, assessed a few situations, identified needs, designed processes, and (I hope) built some trust. Now ...MORE
Assessment and planning at less than warp speed. By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org The first task I undertake when starting a new creative services leadership job is to assess the situation. After about a month I typically have a good understanding of what’s going on, and can start putting together my big ...MORE
All is not what it seems, but remember why you are here By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org After a few weeks on the job I have heard more airing of dirty laundry than I would have expected. But, this is actually par for the course at any new job, as people begin ...MORE