This video was a funny and easy analogy to understand how a production company is like a start-up business. The most important concept the speaker talked about was at the end of the video. He spoke about how he prefers to be a macro-manager rather than a micro-manager. The point he made, which I strongly agree with, is he hired certain people to perform a job so he should just allow them to do it.
This video touches on everything, such as building a team, how to be a manager, and how you should not micromanage. I never would have thought of a Hollywood production as being a startup, but it really is. I definitely like the comparisons that can be made between a startup and a production. I would recommend this video, and intend to keep it in mind during my career.
Post by jimmykotter on Feb 27, 2014 13:00:36 GMT -6
i could not agree more with this video! it hit the nail on the head when it comes to micro managing. people should never be micromanaged. i have never been in an environment where was micromanaged and i felt like i did a good job, learned anything, was able to put my own personal expertise in it, and ultimately left with a crummy feeling when i was done. over all micro management should not happen in the work place. if someone is hired for a job they should be able to complete that job without the need of micromanagement.
Post by danielhutton on Feb 27, 2014 16:03:32 GMT -6
He brings up a very valid point. The different phases of starting a business and a film production are very similar. The brain storming proccess in both is what I personally think is the most important. The ideas behind a company and film drive it.
Post by meganlynch on Feb 27, 2014 22:04:52 GMT -6
Very good advice to take when starting a company. Though hiring the best is what a company strives to do, they need to be able to have these individual parts/people work as a team to complete a product or task. He said he does not want to micro-manage. This can only be done if there is competent people doing the job at hand. Companies need to make sure that their new hires are capable of performing on their own. If not, this will cause many issues and a chain reaction in the production line. The crew or team needs to be able to do their tasks and work together for there to be a successful relationship.
Post by chelsearickett on Feb 28, 2014 1:09:25 GMT -6
This was interesting but I failed to understand much about startups. I know a startup for a new movie requires a lot, like he said with a budget, screenplay, location, actors, and the many, many other people required in creating the movie. I'm not sure of the significance of anything else he was saying, but I do agree with it. I don't believe in micromanaging either. You hire someone for a reason, so let them do what they were hired to do.
In the Army we have Non-commissioned officers and commissioned officers. The difference between the two is the officers are the paper pushers and less trained individuals that are in charge of the Non-commissioned officers; those who are always training, leading, and carrying out missions and tasks. The two ranks rarely get along. For untrained people to come in and try to micromanage and undo a perfectly good work environment causes conflicts. If something isn't broken, don't try and change it. Fine tune it, understand it, and get with the program.
I agree with the idea that once you hire someone to do a particular job that you let them take charge and not micromanage them. Otherwise what is the point in hiring them, you can't run all departments you have to delegate tasks.
I agree that micromanaging can be a problem. If a manager is constantly breathing down an employees throat, it can cause added stress to the work environment and that employee might work better under a little less pressure. In a start up company, thorough training is necessary for every person to be on the same page. Once everyone is working well together and knows their job, micromanaging should stop unless a problem occurs.
Post by stephaniesmith on Mar 5, 2014 12:36:39 GMT -6
I'm glad he isn't a micromanager. I'd suspect that is why his films are so great. When he mentioned collaboration, to me, that is one of the biggest factors when bringing people together. I have heard many stories of people working together and just not getting along and the project suffers because of it. Collaboration with the right people can grow a business tremendously.
This video was amazing for me because House of Cards is one of my favorite shows. I completely agree with his views on hiring self sufficient people who can manage their departments and do what they need to do. I never like a manager who micromanages and doesn't let his employees do their jobs. I believe that if you hire the right people, you won't need to spend time micromanaging individual departments because the people you hire are competent.
This video shows good leadership and management techniques. In order for a business to truly succeed, you must be able to delegate and trust your employees to do what is best for the company/situation. I have learned this through many years of working at a fast food establishment. Everyone needs to be able to speak freely and express concerns for the work place to be to its full efficiency.
The basics of organizational structure came to mind when watching this video, It is wonderful to see the importance of picking a wonderful team in business. Strategy is very important, and being able to hire the best makes it easier for a manager to communicate a vision because all they have to do is guide the employee. I also liked the fact that he talks about believing in your employees ability by not sticking your fingers into everything that they do.
Post by melanconcaitlin on Mar 13, 2014 10:49:49 GMT -6
The reference that stood out from the rest in the video was "managers wanting to stick their finger in everyone's pies". Micromanaging a business can lead to downfalls and loss of productivity. Managers who want a say so in the everyday activity of everything everyone does are defeating the purpose. Like the video states, you hire people to do their job. There is a hierarchical system in a business in which everyone has their own purpose and task to obtain the overall common goal. If you micromanage every aspect of a business then you might as well not have a staff in the first place.
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