How’s wuruwuru doing? Slow and steady.
The team works! I feel like everyone gets it now — clear communication, kindness, integrity, transparency, quality etc. We’ve gotten pretty close-knit since March and we have a better relationship with the artists as well.
Ongoing projects are in flow again and we’re back to sharing regular updates on Basecamp. We’re making a new website that better explains what the studio’s up to. We contracted a researcher to clean up our databases and documentation. We even started writing and now have a small backlog of essays to share.
We’ve also built a lot of capacity and can do other things asides from flagship projects. We completed a landing page for Swaptime (a community for exchanging services), helped Smiles Autos (an auto shop) set up a no-code operations dashboard, and we’re currently rounding up a website/forum for The Writers Room. Everyone is also taking one course or the other to improve specific skills.
The last three months have been productive and everything seems to be moving forward again, but I still think we’re slow 😅, and for a few reasons.
First, I don’t spend enough time with the studio. Secondly, we’re fully remote and having only worked together a few months, we still need a lot of practice. Finally, we work with independent artists who control their own schedules and don’t always have the best work ethic.
Given the conditions, we’re doing okay. We’re not stressed out and we spend more time learning than doing, which is important at this stage. There’s also so much life stuff happening across the team that it helps to have some space to breathe.
And we’ll keep getting better anyway.