Week 60

This week has been all about interviewing people for our project with VCCP and preparing a roadmap for the end of the year.

Interviewing people

Last week we scheduled a full day of conducting interviews for the trainee position of the Social Media Strategist that we want to hire together with VCCP.

We’ve been very impressed with quality of CVs people submitted. The most amazing part was that very few of the people where actually from Germany. People from across Europe and as far as India showed interest in the position.

This is probably due to the international reputation of Berlin as much as the fact that we communicated the opening in English. Still, it was a surprise to us. A good one.

It’s been an overall very good and interesting experience to interview candidates. This position is very much an experiment for both VCCP and us. It requires a specific kind of attitude to be part of this and we’ve been eagerly looking forward to hearing from the applicants how they would approach the experiment and what their expecations towards us are. In this case, it is really important to establish a clear communication between all parties.

End of year sprint

It’s been an exciting and exhausting year. We are currently working on some big projects, especially the big strategy outline for Postbank, and are in the early stages of planning some events.

After our retreat, we decided to adapt a roadmap approach from software development to how we plan our projects. Be that for our clients or for ourselves. Right now, our roadmap for this year ends on December the 16th. After that, we’re going to take it slow for the rest of the year and enjoy a break, let our minds cool down and come back swinging into the next year.

Author: Igor

Igor likes to connect the dots. As a strategic consultant in an increasingly complex world, he favours broad knowledge over specialisation. In the last five years, he helped shape strategic decisions at large corporations like Deutsche Postbank AG and Deutsche Telekom AG as well as at startups like Amen and refund.me. In his work he is focusing always on finding the appropriate solutions as well as the people who will be executing upon his advice. Beside the consulting work, Igor speaks at international conferences on variety of topics (SXSW, PICNIC, re:publica, etc.).