(Ninja Slayer News at bottom!)
Out of the mouths of babes (oft times come gems) – Ancient proverb
When working on any project, be it a company, community or school project, nothing motivates people more than getting them involved and letting them know that their opinion is important and respected.
A good manager will listen to all ideas and opinions, attempt to get a consensus or at least understanding from the members, then make a decision.
There are four things I always like to keep in mind whenever I am doing any project. These are things that I find I must force myself to do as they are not easy to achieve. Those things are:
1) Deciding that, if you are going to do it, you are going to do it world class.
2) Understanding that to do world class you need to plan and make the effort. Old Japanese saying: 80% of success is in planning.
3) Listen to everyone’s ideas and get them involved.
4) Nothing motivates people more than knowing they are respected and nothing gets them to do a better job than letting them feel “ownership” in a project. And that’s the key to getting great work out of mediocre workers.
I think these four points are critical for success in any project, whether it is a video project or planning and designing just about anything!
Heck, even planning a good event like a birthday party or wedding has the same rules.
Nothing makes up for lack of money more than a bunch of great ideas and the best way to get great ideas is to listen to everyone. Two heads are better than one… I reckon it stands to reason that three heads are better than two. You’ll get those great ideas through great communication and brainstorming with your team.
Like it says in the Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Don’t dream it. Be it.” We are reaching for the stars.
For your company projects, are you discussing and planning enough with your staff before you jump into the project or are you shooting from the hip? Remember, 80% of success is in the planning.
Teamwork requires team effort and team opinion….
Don’t do like Dilbert’s boss says, “Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say.”
Teamwork is getting everyone involved, listening to them all, making them feel respected and giving them “ownership” of the project.
NINJA SLAYER! Right now, the team at Robot 55 is working on the information program for the animation entitled Ninja Slayer that starts April 16, 2015 at 11 pm on Niconico. (http://otakumode.com/sp/ninjaslayer/). I am confident that our program with Ninja Slayer will be a success as we strive for world class quality – in spite of a shoestring budget.
Before even starting and accepting the job, we discussed for several hours different ideas and ways to approach the program. Then we came up with what we thought was a good starting point.
We’re glad we did.
The discussion and planning are a crucial part of the success of this video project… It is necessary for the success of any project.
Niconico is announcing our show to the world on April 11, 2015. The show begins April 16. We’ll be having a cool video preview for you right here on this Robot55 blog on April 11.
At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥80,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too!
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