Sunday, May 25, 2008

What's the good word, blog readers?!

This week's lesson is simple - be a good judge of talent. When it comes to hiring a Designer, Programmer, Manager, whoever, be sure to take your time.

Adding a new member to your team is a major process and a big deal. A new mind means new ideas and a new personality, but it also means a new team dynamic and a new experience clients will have with your firm.

So, when undergoing a search for the next piece of your firm's puzzle, do not hesitate to take your time and be sure to choose someone who has both the creative/technical skills, but who will also add to the vibe in the office and not be a detriment to it.

Great people are what make great firms.

Keep Practicing,
CCI Studios

***Point of note - over the next few weeks, the CCI Studios blog will be undergoing some major changes. The layout and format are going to be upgraded so as to provide you with a better blogging experience. This is just a head's up :) ***

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Quickie...but goodie this week...

Do you know what drives me absolutely crazy?

Shock value.

People who say or do things JUST for sake of being different - but they do not take a single moment to consider how preposterous their actions truly are. They do not even entertain the possibility that maybe - juuuuuust maybe - if they did not ruffle feathers just to make a messy chicken...they would see there is a reason why things are not being done the way they are doing them.

Essentially, this is my long-winded way of saying - DO NOT DO THIS AS A CONSULTANT. Nothing...and I mean NOTHING...makes me more upset than when a consultant at an outside agency, or right here at CCI Studios, makes a suggestion or creates a strategy just for the sake of being different. It is not our jobs to create turmoil for the purpose of being "daring".

If you walk through the doors of an organization and they are the smoothest running, most innovative, on the ball company you have ever seen - tell them. Do not mix it up because you have nothing better to do. Will this happen often - probably not - there is a reason people look for external input...but that does not mean you have to reinvent their wheel.

Now, get out there are do some marketing.

Keep practicing.