My field manager had understood what managing client expectations meant. He had lived ‘Hammer & Mop’. Learnt a valuable lesson today. He was 2 hours late to a scheduled site visit because of this but that’s another story.
It is essential to communicate well defined objectives of a project while assigning it to teams. Also, it is essential to ensure that all team members work on aligning their duties to the same. Failure in communicating this results in project delays, confusion and lack of motivation. Not something a startup would like to experience.
Disclaimer: this is not self-help
Whenever did organized thought arise?
Some day some guy who had no fear of death, enough food in his belly and was in other words, ‘satisfied’, decided to sit down and have a nice long think. This stalwart needed some big answers for some really big questions. Thinking, [...]
I had signed up for an annual subscription to Fortune Magazine last year. They had offered the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson back then and that had made me very happy. The magazine’s great so it was a good one year. Then they sent me a renewal offer a few days back. And offered me the same book again.
I’ll be sharing a few aspects of what seems wondrous after the first year of building a small organization. One year is usually enough to have a steady cash flow, have a few clients, media mentions and prospective investors wanting to know more. Your startup was born out of a random idea after you experienced something on a crowded street or during your lonely sojourns in your room. The name was probably finalized on a porch and the first logo design was probably discussed over cups of beverage at a local coffee shop.
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