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Becoming a manager for the first time is both exciting and nerve-wracking. You want to prove that you can lead and also keep everyone on the team happy. Especially if you’re promoted and have to manage people that you at one point were on the same level as, management can be tough. There are steps to take to ensure a smooth transition. For someone who is hired to lead a brand new team or for…

Distributing a workload is most manager’s top priority. Figuring out a way to get everything done, on time, and in the right way is difficult. Most agencies are comprised of a varying set of skills and team members who work at different paces. Managers often find it difficult to distribute a workload fairly and effectively. There are common mistakes managers make when divvying up the work. These mistakes mean less collaboration and reduced cohesion within…

Not all team members pump out work at the same rate. There are some on the team that have very fast turnovers and others that lag behind. Sometimes there is someone on the team that is very slow…too slow. This can be a delicate situation because you don’t want to put more pressure on this person and cause even more delays. However, it’s a situation that should be dealt with in order to keep up…

With team members distributed across multiple countries, our team is no stranger to working together from a distance. But as we’ve opened up to hiring team members who aren’t physically in the same location, we’ve learned it can be challenging to collaborate when you don’t see each other every day. Therefore, we’re constantly seeking new ways to improve how we work together. As we’ve scaled our team over the years, we’ve collected a great deal…

The holiday season is officially upon us. It’s the time of year for family, friends, and eating copious amounts of food. However, if your team doesn’t plan ahead, the pumpkin pie might not taste as sweet. The holiday season can be a busy time, so it’s important for your team to prepare. Here are four ways your team can best plan for your time away from the office and ensure you get the holiday rest…

It’s no secret that the primary goal of an agency is to contract new business and convert leads into clients. However, is there ever an instance in which it is more beneficial to turn down a potential client? It is okay, and sometimes necessary to the welfare of the business, for agencies to be selective with whom they decide to work. Sometimes, an agency may feel pressured to accept new work as a result of…

When your superstar employee leaves to take an offer with a competitor, it can throw off a whole team. Beyond the personal sadness of losing a colleague and friend, you as the manager may also feel that you failed to satisfy that team member’s needs. What could you have offered to make their work experience more fulfilling and rewarding? Surprisingly, the answer is not always more money. Daniel Pink, a writer for the New York…

You’ve just signed a contract for a digital marketing plan for a growing brand. After several long conversations and negotiations, you came to an agreement, and they have just sent over the login information for their social pages so you can administer them. There’s just one hitch. They want to be able to post updates, too. You can’t tell them not to post; the pages belong to their company, after all. But how do you…

It’s 3 pm and you haven’t had your afternoon coffee yet. As you scroll through your to-dos, you feel your motivation waning. Glancing at the clock, you wonder how you will complete all your tasks for the day. Even when you love your job, it is normal for your productivity to drop from time to time. When deadlines are looming, sometimes you need a little inspiration to jumpstart your creativity. Here are some tips on…

It might seem like your employees’ physical and mental health are personal problems to be dealt with on their own time outside of work. That’s why we talk about work-life balance, right? Not exactly. While you shouldn’t nose into your employees’ health habits, it would be naive to think that work doesn’t affect their physical and mental health, and vice versa. Almost half of Americans claim that their primary source of stress is their workload…