Get your schedule under control once and for all

Get your schedule under control once and for all

Digital agencies are known for long hours, but each agency is different. At my last two agencies, I was typically working 50-65 hours a week, depending on how busy things were at the time. Based on my survey of agency leaders, a majority work less than 50 hours a work—but some work more!

Symptoms vs. Root Cause

Symptoms vs. Root Cause

Trying to solve a problem at your agency? Don’t get distracted by the symptoms alone—different problems can have the same symptoms. You need to analyze the pattern of symptoms to find the real root cause(s), so you can fix things.

Be yourself… if you’re not an asshole

Be yourself… if you’re not an asshole

Before you implement a new policy at your agency, think through the implications. How can you show your team that they’ll benefit from the changes? Focus on what counts, not a stupid policy for policy’s sake. Are you valuing results or appearances? And please, don’t buy a biometric timeclock.