So, I look up and it’s been over a month since my last blog post. “No way,” was my first thought when I was looking at my WordPress Dashboard. No way it’s been a month.
Yep. In fact longer than a month.
I was sure that I was wrong about that. I kept looking at the dates wondering how I’d lost a month. When I fall off the wagon (that’s the the blog schedule to all you smarty pants with “funny” comments), Hoots is the one who pushes me through my writer’s block or gives me a rockstar idea that gets me going again.
So what happened? No time warps or dimensional shifts. No illnessness or major “life-problems.” No “bad” problems at all.
It was a good problem: we have been wonderfully and insanely busy. Oneicity has been blessed with growth and great clients…and great results for those clients. That’s led to more clients. Which led to more work. Which translated into a bit of a blog hmmmm…let’s call it a hiatus. We haven’t had time for anything but taking care of our clients. With more fun to come.
If you know us, you know that Oneicity is a tight team. It’s Hoots and Thomas and a core of incredible professionals who are one-and-all doing the best work of their careers. It makes me insanely proud to be a part of this team. And because Hoots and I believe in doing things a bit differently, we have three rules for people who work on our team:
We have to have a relationship with them. That clause flusters some people who would like to work with us. But that’s who we are, which means that a resume’ is not what we need first. We have to have history with anyone who’s going to be on our team.
We have to know they are experienced, top-of-their-game professionals. I love demonstrating to our clients that everyone on the Oneicity team is a seasoned professional. No one is entry level. It’s fun to watch the lights go on in a client’s eyes.
We have to trust them to understand the Oneicity culture of relationships and results. We’re a R.O.W.E workplace. That’s not for everyone. And we want to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients. In fact, it really is all about relationships (imagine that). Not everyone can manage “results and relationships.”
As much as we have needed other team members, we can’t exactly hang out a Help Wanted sign or run a job listing on Craigslist. Although that’s a fun “help wanted” ad to imagine writing. I guess it could begin with: “Do we already know you and know how good you are?”
Well as often happens to me, things are working out without any great planning on my part. Right in the middle of the start-up with a new client, a new team member knocked on our door. Things are working out where we will have new hands, new brains and extraordinary experience coming on board.
So I get to think about blogging again. Whew. I’m already feeling better. Still serving great clients. Working with a team that humbles me because of the great skills and people around the table. And back to online conversations with you, which only make me smarter.
So, in case you you were wondering about my absence: thanks, doing just fine. And getting better every day.
How about you? What have you been up to?