The first 2 days were a big adjustment and I guess everyone figured I had adjusted enough to just slam me with work. It’s by far the busiest day I’ve had in a while, and email felt like an avalanche. I’m not complaining, just explaining.
One thing I’m going to say is that I’m learning just how important time management skills are in an environment like this. I thought mine were pretty darn good till I started getting slammed with work and quickly realized systems I used on my own don’t hold up quite the same in a place like this.
So what does this mean?
It means that new environments need new systems. New ways of doing things, and new ways to get things done. This is something that relates right back to companies just starting out in social media.
Social media is often a new environment and doing things the same old way just plain doesn’t cut it. You need to create new systems, new ways of doing things, new ways of addressing problems and doing business.
Social media is more than just YouTube and Twitter, is has a whole mentality shift to it. To treating your customers more like friends than faceless numbers on a data sheet. Treating your employees like they are people and not just a necessary expense like a copy machine or computer. It’s also about creating a culture that empowers your employees to become your best marketing tool.
The latter is something that they really push at The Search Agency. Culture is one of the most important things to them here and they refuse to hire anyone if they are not a good cultural fit for the company. I find this amazing. Amber and Jay would like what they see.
Thanks for reading, can’t wait to see how day 4 rolls out.
Josh “Shua” Peters
image by Robert Vignola