Which level of relationship do you have with your client? And how do you balance deeply caring for your client and giving away too much free time? Some thoughts here
A lot of agencies I am speaking to at the moment are not getting feedback on lost pitches. There were several reasons mentioned in this related discussion on LinkedIn:
What are your thoughts on this topic? Would be interested in hearing your current experiences negative and positive... send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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This is a technique sometimes used in family therapy. But can equally be transferred into the business environment - once a Level 2 relationship with a client has been achieved. The purpose is to help everyone at the client side who is involved in this session to understand the overall image of the relationships and problems that exist - with the goal to solve those problems that are not usually openly spoken about, yet impact the culture. Each participant in a session is asked in turn to express his or her views on the relationships and the differences between other members in the team. The key is to ask questions that involve one’s own perspective on other team members e.g. Colleague A is always stressed about working overtime. An example question to Colleague B could be: “When colleague A works overtime, how do you think it makes her manager feel?” - see a more in depth explanation here
“Don’t be the hammer looking for nails.” Edgar Schein
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Cheers, Daniel :)