Post by David Wyld on Nov 22, 2013 22:21:16 GMT -6
Please view and comment on this link of the day - yes, for your education, but also for the points, of course! Watch the video below:
TITLE - What Hollywood Can Teach Startups
Then, post a comment in reply to this discussion thread. Again, what to post? Here are some ideas: + What did you take away from the video? + How does the video relate in some way to your past experience (work, as a consumer, family, school, etc.)? + How might you use these ideas in your own career?
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I agree with what Dana Brunetti speaks about in the video. In order to be successful, it is important to put the right people in the right positions. My job has recently went through a process called human capital management. The process was structured to put people in the right positions and remove those who were not meeting company standards. Brunetti also mentions the need to collaborate versus competing with your employees and workers. Collaborating allows for a team to achieve more than what they could have done on their own (synergy).
Post by sunnigrabert on Dec 8, 2013 21:16:25 GMT -6
I like what he said about your reputation being important to start ups. It made me think about having a foot already in the door with people you will need is necessary to be able to find the appropriate resources for a start up business.
Hollywood can teach us how to be a startup company. In the video he focused on all points . You need a great team but also you need a team that can collaborate with each other. He also focused on how micromanaging is such a terrible thing. When you hire someone you have to be able to depend on your employees to know that their going to do their job. If you can't depend on that you make your job harder.
Post by kathrynprieto on Dec 9, 2013 21:12:35 GMT -6
What Hollywood Can Teach Startups
This is a great comparison - and is very true. It is important to have good working relationships with those you hire. My favorite point that the speaker make was that a manager is not there to micromanage. They need to trust that the people they hire can do their jobs. (They are hired for a reason!)
In order to be successful, it is important to put the right people in the right positions. My job has recently went through a process called human capital management. The process was structured to put people in the right positions and remove those who were not meeting company standards.You need a great team but also you need a team that can collaborate with each other. He also focused on how micromanaging is such a terrible thing.
It seems that Dana has a real skill in finding the right people to help create his visions. Making sure everyone is skilled and capable of doing their jobs is very important in helping a business become successful. Teamwork is also a huge factor, especially in the movie business.
Post by bethanyhunt on Dec 10, 2013 18:25:52 GMT -6
I really liked this comparison Dana used. One of the biggest components is picking the right people who know how to do their jobs, and more importantly, letting them do their jobs. There is no need to micromanage if a qualified person is there to do it themselves. When everyone does their own job, it all comes together in the end.
I did not like this video and would probably not share with colleagues and friends. I felt the video was short which is not a big deal but the producer of these successful shows is communicating that he hires employees and kind of throws them to the wolves. This might work at times but I feel a lot of people do not do well in that type of environment. I am a person that needs someone to train me in order to be successful in whatever avenue I have decided to pursue.
Startups have similarities no matter the industry. Trust and communication are very important elements in succeeding. I like how he describes trusting employees to do their job. Micro managing is something that I tend to do often in my current job. I learn best when I encounter “baptism by fire”. I think it’s a valuable lesson to always remember that all employees have a role and they will only get better by allowing them the space to make mistakes and learn. Trusting them to do it will also allow me to better fulfill my job.
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Post by kelseywatson on Feb 7, 2014 18:10:59 GMT -6
I thought the video gave you some good information about production. The guy in the video said that he prefers to hire a team of people who are the best. This team should be able to do their jobs on their own which is great because people are free to be creative. I think it's great that he allows his team to be unique instead of being a control freak and making his team hate him.
Post by katelynjones on Feb 11, 2014 17:28:28 GMT -6
You can learn a lot by looking at other people mistakes. Startups have so many resources to go to. They can look at what failed, what worked, what customers want and don't want, what locations are best or worst, etc. Information is there, its the drive the people have to find it.
The art of being a manager is to trust. First of all, he needs to have trust in himself, trust himself that he can find the best person to fit the job. Then he has to have trust in his employees, trust them that they have the right skill set and personality to perform and deliver results without being monitored. In fact, receiving trust from boss will boost employees’ productivity and enthusiasm towards working.
Post by bmcgarry13 on Feb 15, 2014 18:45:21 GMT -6
First, employees should be a good fit for their jobs. If not then as a manager you are failing to hire the right kind of people; failing to hire the proper people can be a direct reflection of a manager's managerial skills. Secondly, good worker's should be trusted. Trust leads to both empowerment and engagement, which in turn leads to increased productivity and care. Redundancy problems can exist if managers are trying to do other's work. If a manager is doing something another person should be doing then time and money are being wasted. Time is being wasted because the manager is doing another person's job while failing to do his and money is being wasted because the employee is getting paid to have the manager do his job.
Post by racheleperes on Feb 16, 2014 11:22:14 GMT -6
I never thought of a business starting up in that way until now. A new film or television production has to basically go through the same steps as someone starting a new business. You have to meet with stakeholders, or producers, and you have to have a plan, or a screenplay. You need to make sure you have the budget to produce what you have in mind. And you have to continue to work with the producers or stakeholders to get the project running and running smoothly.
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