Post by joshuabrungart on May 2, 2014 18:58:33 GMT -6
It's interesting to think of a start up business as a movie production. He said that he did not like to micromanage and it just makes his job harder. I agree, if a manager is standing over everyone's shoulder telling them what to do, and making sure they do it exactly they way they want it done, and waiting for employees to mess up so they can fix it, then that manager is wasting valuable time. A managers main focus should be on looking at the bigger aspects of the company, aspects that affect the continued success of the business, not babysitting their employees by micromanaging them. Micromanaging also decreases initiative in employees. Why should employees take their idea and turn it into something when their boss is going to come by and tear it apart and tell you the way he wants it done, which is better. Micromanaging diminishes creativity which could result in lost great ideas.
Post by paigecrawford on May 6, 2014 7:40:49 GMT -6
In this video he talks about start-ups and producing a movie. However, he says s few things that can be applied to all businesses. Two main points that stuck out to me were when he said "your reputation proceeds you" and when he said it is important to get employees in the jobs that fit them best. Knowing your reputation proceeds you in all ways means it is important to stick to your reputation 24-7. And having employees in the right job means you can allow and trust your employees to do their job and to do it well.
Post by kristendodd1 on May 6, 2014 20:20:58 GMT -6
When running your own business, it is important to have good relationships with your employees. Also, hiring the right people is key. They should have the right skills and qualities for that position. Failing to hire to right people can reflect as you as a manager and may harm your business.
Post by brandonnajolia on May 7, 2014 13:55:19 GMT -6
The opening statement was the most powerful to me, "for any production to be a success, you need to work smart." Growing up, my father has told me hundreds maybe close to thousands of times that you need to work smart, not hard. After 21 years of hearing that, it finally sunk in with me two years ago. Since then, I see every single day people who are overexerting themselves at work and are seeing the same result as a co-worker who is working the smart way. Finding the best people possible to fill all of a companies positions are vital for the company's success.
"Your rep proceeds you" to me that means first impressions are lasting impressions. You should always carry yourself well because your representing your company in every way all the time. Finding people who fit your job and fit the direction you want your company to go in will help ensure success.
Post by Shondrea Lovette on May 10, 2014 22:11:44 GMT -6
character is important in life and in business. You character is the essence of who you are and people pay attention to your first impression and that why it is vital in business it is important to maintain a good character and reputation because people like dealing with people who honest and noble and that why the saying you character speak for itself is true.
This was an interesting video it showed how you need a team in your workplace or startup company that can collaborate together and work as a team to make something great happen. You have to hire employees that are trustworthy and you know that they are going to be able to do their jobs without having to micromanage. It was very interesting to see how this is applied to Hollywood.
Post by spencer ragas on May 12, 2014 13:42:59 GMT -6
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.
I liked this video. I think it makes an interesting comparison between businesses and movies. I like the way he said that he hires the best person for each individual job and they know what they are supposed to do and they do it. Even if it costs more to hire a more qualified person for a job, it's better in the end because it will lead to a more successful company. When he said that the best people for the job know what to do and he doesn't have to tell them what to do or when to do it or how to do it, it makes me think of the costs of training employees.
Post by benallbright on May 13, 2014 15:11:01 GMT -6
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.
Post by patiencedaigle on May 13, 2014 15:31:12 GMT -6
I like how he said your reputation can be an important thing to startup a business. I think this is very important to business in small communities. A lot of times your consumer base comes from the people you know. It is similar to a big actor being in a small time movie and the movie-goers responding to the movie because of the actor.
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