So, I kicked things off by diving into the digital jungle known as Google Drive. You know how it is, files scattered all over the place, and it was high time for some spring cleaning. I was able to organize what I had on my phone, get a folder structure into place and share with the appropriate employees. They all have the ability to go in and add to it as they feel the need. The biggest goal is to create training files for new employees with the idea of that being the basis for pay raises. But I am seriously looking at looking at pay-for-performance structure as well. TBD.
Next up, team communication. I've got my trusty Foremen, Social Media Manager, and SEO Manager with the files they need (well at least a start). Getting the structure felt like a good start. As you have seen from previous blogs, communication has been an issue of mine and hopefully this is a step in the right direction. I also am going to have everyone in Google Chat. Having all business conversations should make that easier for me to manage and not drop the ball on so many things.
But here's where things got annoying. I decided to tackle Mailchimp, thinking it'd be easy to split my audiences. Well, surprise! I am about as savvy at technology as your 80 year old neighbor....was when you were in middle school. I spent more time than I'd like to admit trying to figure out how to create a bulk audience. You'd think it would be straightforward, right? Nope, not for me. Not blaming MailChimp for this at all.. yet. I'm still scratching my head over that one.
Now, let's talk about the weather. Mother Nature decided to rain/ice most of the week, and it's been nothing but lousy. My team got to work organizing, reviving old lawnmowers, and getting ready to sell the unfixable ones for parts. They did a great job and have put a major dent in it. Hopefully next week we will be able to get out in the field some!
So, that's been my week in a nutshell – from digital cleanups to Mailchimp mysteries and weather-induced detours. Life in the business lane is always an adventure. Stay tuned for more..
Stay hungry out there.