This is a slightly unusual blog entry. I actually wrote the following for an organisation I have recently been working for, after being asked by them to give my opinion on the way they manage their staff. Given that many organisations in the creative sector utilise a mix of employee and freelance staff, I thought it would be worth posting this, incase it is of use to anyone else out there:-
Managing People at Work
An organisation’s staff members are its most valuable assets and so should be looked after above everything else. Working long days or unsociable hours should be balanced with a very high basic salary, overtime payments or time off in lieu; usually time off in lieu is the better option. Overtired people do not work at maximum productivity; whereas a person who is given generous time off in lieu of arduous activities will return to work eager to move onto the next task, refreshed and efficient.