Dana makes good points in relating start-ups to Hollywood productions. Having good communication is key to running a business efficiently. Trust is necessary for an open line of communication. Employees tend to do better when being trusted with responsibilities. Dana has a good plan for the entire process from selecting qualified candidates to communicating to them what is needed and trusting they will do there job and ask if they direction if they need it.
I like the point that this video made which is that each individual Hollywood production are all like individual small business startups. With that point being made, I do feel that there can be a lot learned from Hollywood. Running your own business has a lot of moving pieces, who knows that better than the people of the notoriously busy town of Hollywood.
Post by amandayoung3231 on Feb 18, 2014 9:14:04 GMT -6
I agree that you shouldn't have to micromanage people. Especially if there job is to watch over certain task being done. I think morale really goes down when people are always being micromanaged. No wants to always hear what they are doing wrong. Usually that's what a micromanager does. They are always looking at ways to improve something, which isn't bad. However when you are always telling people what they did wrong. That doesn't make for a very motivated employee.
Dana relates start-ups to Hollywood productions. You have to work smart to be successful. Just like a movie production, it is important to find the right people who can collaborate and work well together in a business setting. It is also important to have a good working relationship with others. This makes decision making and managing of a business easier.
Post by brittanycompton on Feb 19, 2014 0:44:11 GMT -6
I actually watch house of cards and it's a great show. He definitely has a great way of thinking smart. You must have a great team to start up with so that you can excel with what your doing. People collaborating with one another and having good relationships is key so everyone knows whats going on. You hire people for an organization to do their job and I can relate to this when he says he has producers who come in and want to get in everyone's business in micromanage what they are doing instead of sticking to their job. I can relate to this where I work because we try to hire people that will be able to not only do their job correctly but be able to fit into the culture and understand what we do and how there job effects everyone else.
Post by jessicaratelle on Feb 19, 2014 14:09:47 GMT -6
I really enjoy this video. I think he has a great way of looking at the overall picture. The fact that he doesnt micro manage as a producer is crucial. In so many projects, companies, etc, you see tons of conflict from the "top guy" trying to micro manage. Put the time and effort into hiring, and you wont feel like you have to do this. If you are continuously checking up on those under you, youre more than likely not getting your own job done. I also think it is important that he emphasized getting the best of the best for ALL positions. Sure, you need to have an amazing producer, director, and cast. But if you dont have top of the line costume designers, choreographers, make up artists etc, your production will fail. This can relate to any business. It is important the CEO and manager are highly qualified but you must hire with care all the way down to your lowest employees. Every single person in a business makes a differnece. Your job as a manager is to make sure the difference is a good one.
Post by brettstirling on Feb 19, 2014 14:35:54 GMT -6
This is a nice perspective on similar business ideals. In any industry, proper people management is incredibly important. And it's hard to say there is a certain way that works in every situation but there are some techniques that tend to work better. Dana realizes that he spends the time and money to hire the best people in every position so that he has less involvement. He understands that he needs to trust the people working for him and that they perform better that way. Also he mentions how collaboration is key, and it is. Your people must be able to communicate well and work together. This is a good video but I don't think I'll share this video but it was a good watch.
Post by codylejeune on Feb 19, 2014 14:37:49 GMT -6
I like how Dana Brunetti picks his team that will go out and hire others to do the jobs and how he lets them do it on their own without him checking every little tihng, or he would, as he said it, "do it himself." It is pointless to hire people and pay them to do a job if you do not trust them enough to let them do it without going back over every little thing, and basically doing it yourslef.
Post by Jessica Aucoin on Feb 20, 2014 0:52:24 GMT -6
In order to be successful, it’s important to have the right people for the right jobs and have everyone be on the same page. Personally, I would want a little training before I started a job to make sure that I am doing my task properly and that I’m on board with everyone else. I can’t count how many times I’ve gotten in trouble because my parents and I weren’t on the same page! I don’t want that to happen in the real world at a real job.
I like how he put a lot of emphasis on the relationship aspect of your employee team and how they must collaborate in order to be successful. Regardless of what kind of team you are assembling, whether it be with the absolute all stars of that industry, your team could be the least effective in the entire corporation, simply due to a lack of collaboration and teamwork among the team. Every start up business needs a strong foundation to stand upon. That foundation begins with the mission and the employee base. Your employees should be treated with the same service as each of your customers in sense of importance, assistance, etc. I also like how he emphasized the fact that his role is to simply be a guide and not someone who dictates how jobs should be completed. Your employees are usually hired into their specific positions because of the expertise that he or she possess concerning that topic. When their intelligence is questioned and ideas fall on deaf ears, the entire team morale will begin to diminish and ultimately, the team will disassemble and the project will be left undone.
Interesting. So making a move is like starting a business you have to hire people and pick your leaders to pick the people. Also you learn management in the fact that the producers is the overseer and makes sure everything is going well. He/she hires mangers to mange each aspects and then report back to producer.
Post by nataliedodds on Feb 24, 2014 10:30:28 GMT -6
This video reminded me of a current problem my mom is facing at work. She is the charge nurse in her department, but has a very nervous and anal boss. Her boss means well but she is driving everyone crazy because she tries to micromanage the staff. In order for a job to get done efficiently, bosses have to trust that the employees will do their job.
As a start up can learn a lot from a movie start up. You need the right people in the right places. Also they need to get along and talk things out. Must have a good working relationship with others. He said he likes to look at it as he is a general in a battle. He assigns people control over there department and he lets them "march".
Post by halearnold on Feb 25, 2014 18:05:36 GMT -6
Even in a small business the tendency to micro manage happens. It is hard to let it go and let the people you hired do their jobs. I am beginning to realize that to hire quality people that can be trusted a real system needs to be set up. This video lays it out there in Hollywood style, but I really liked his analogy of putting his soldiers out there and letting them march. That's what he hired them for. My thoughts.... "exactly"
Post by allisonschex on Feb 26, 2014 14:53:05 GMT -6
I have never heard of Dana Brunetti until this video but he has obviously been behind a lot of success. I agree with everything he said in this video 110%. Having a good relationship with the people you work with in any field is important for whatever it is your working on to be a success and it's also important for future projects. When he said that he hires the best workers for the job and let's them do it rather than telling them how to, i knew exactly why he was successful. It is important to allow others to do their job without breathing down their back and trying to run everything, why hire the best if you can do it better yourself? I loved this video and would share it with others because I think it had some great information that a lot of people could learn from.
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