In an already crowded market space, Microsoft and Facebook both recently announced new or new versions of their business collaboration software. In an apparent knee-jerk reaction to the attention Slack has been getting, both giants piled into the market to demonstrate their muscle.
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That project. You know the one. It sounded great in the beginning but it just didn’t quite live up to the initial buzz. It could have been so much more if only… if only what? Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on why a project didn’t fulfil what it initially set out to achieve. The ideas were flowing, everyone seemed busy doing their bit – yet the project was still a failure. Why was that?
Of course, typically, the consequences of not succeeding are clear. Money down the drain, massive amounts of time wasted that could have been spent better elsewhere, maybe even a lost (or at least, very disappointed) client. Failure is expensive – from a monetary, time and emotional perspective so how do you make sure it doesn’t happen again? Here are five areas to pay closer attention to in your future projects.
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We know what you’re thinking and yes, you’re right – it does sound like a phrase you would find on a HR website or on the “About Us” page of your own company website. But creating a culture of continuous improvement has serious implications when it comes to marketing and agency teams, whether that be internal departments within organisations or stand-alone agencies. Lower costs, higher margins, increased productivity and better results are just some of the benefits up for grabs. Continue reading “How to Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement”