When it comes to making your social business the best it can be, you have to know how to make it better. From the needs of your frontline to the tools that the social teams need, you have to be able to provide your business with what it needs to become better too. And that can require a lot of careful thought and planning. Then, when you have a new project coming on board, and a big one at that, you have to start planning in a whole different way. Because the team that’s going to take on the work may have specialists needs, and even be treated like a micro-business inside the company. So, what are they going to need in order to get the job done?
A Project Manager
For any kind of project, there’s has to be a head. When a democracy tries to run a work project, it can end in chaos. As much as all of the team members may make equal contributions, there has to be a project manager that keeps everything on course. So, to do ensure that you have the right person for the job, you might want to find a specific project manager with the right experience, or even nominate someone in the social team that is great with direction and delegation.
A Temporary Base
When the work that the team is doing is a complete one-off, you may want to designate them a temporary base to work from. Whether this is onsite or somewhere else, there may be a bunch of facilities they need to go with it. From taking on board one of the many benefits of a temporary sewage treatment plant to the requirements of hiring furniture to furnish a new space, you have to know exactly what you need. Because a temporary base may need temporary solutions to go with it.
Next, you’ve also got the equipment for the job to think about too. Maybe they’re going to have everything they need on their laptops already, but when it’s something special that they’re working on, or a one-off job, they may need extras. From photography equipment to props, you’re going to work out what they need and how to get it.
At the same time, you may also need new members of staff for the team. Sometimes, you’re going to move people you already employee into the project team. But when this temporary project is projected to last a year, you may need specific people to come in to take on the work so that your permanent staff can still work on their projects.
A huge part of making all of the above happen is having the right budget in place. So, you’re going to want to get some budget planning done to work out what you need. Because not only may this need to factor into pricing for the project in the first place, you’re going to need to allocate the money from somewhere in order to get everything going.