5 Difficult Decisions Our Agency Made In 2016

2016 has been a hell of a year.

Brexit.

Trump elected president.

But more importantly, what has been going on with NeoMam?!

When working in the fast-paced agency world, it’s easy to spend all your time looking into the future and missing out on what is going on around you.

With this post, I want to spend some time to look back and highlight the biggest decisions we made as an agency in 2016.

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How We Failed At Company Culture (And How We Fixed It)

Culture isn’t something you can put in a box, or mark up on a spreadsheet easily. But without a good culture, you and your team know something is seriously wrong, even if you can’t put a finger on it.

But forward-thinking, digital businesses have it made as standard, right? Twitter employees get free meals, yoga classes and unlimited vacations. Google offers free haircuts, nap pods and on-site physicians.

So is it a case of getting some cool work perks and Bob’s your uncle?

Unfortunately no. At NeoMam we’ve learnt about good company culture by creating a bad one.

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The Weekly Meeting That Changed The Way We Work

Meetings in business can be tough. It’s hard to manage a mix of personalities and opinions, handle the resulting conflict, whilst ultimately trying to get some clear next steps. Our meetings were no exception. We were fortunate, however, to find a simple meeting system that really helped us to transform our weekly meetings from unmanaged conversations to effective, action focused discussions. And, dare I say it, they became enjoyable!

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