February 23, 2021

Different team structures in agencies

Team structures tips from four industry experts Our agency teams at Polymensa had the honour of speaking to four industry experts about team structures in agencies: […]
February 6, 2021

We researched 41 progressive companies on their virtual onboarding of new hires

Remote working and virtual onboarding at agencies In 2020 our sector was forced to shift to a remote working model. For most agencies hiring new starters […]
January 19, 2021

Remote working mental well-being tips

2020 in one image Human systems coach and consultant – Daryll Scott – and people engagement expert – Mark Harland (Form) joined one of our teams […]
January 11, 2021

Reflections Jan 2021 – Week 1: Are you thinking too much about your ‘why’? What is drive? When is a lie a good lie and more…

Agency musings Drive, motivation and your ‘Why’ – are you thinking too much about it? When I watched John McAvoy’s story last year (see it here), […]
December 16, 2020

Reflections Dec 2020 – Week 2: Top Boy values, Nikki Gatenby Superengaged feature, first principles thinking, Google Trends 2020 and more…

Agency musings Top Boy got me thinking about values I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out… last week I finished watching the Netflix series […]
December 7, 2020
Ribbon Chapel

Reflections Dec 2020 – Week 1: Could this be a better visualisations of progress in agencies?, remote working & team engagement, ambiguous loss, The Great Mental Models Book feature and more…

Agency musings Better visualisations of progress in agencies Please bear with me… last week I listened to a podcast with Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke. He mentions […]
December 1, 2020
Plutchik Wheel emotion classification

Reflections Nov 2020 – Week 4: The need to be needed, novel experiences, People Ops call notes, emotion classification and more…

Agency musings The need to be needed As an agency grows beyond the multiple hat wearing circus parade of the founder. Owners of agencies often become […]
November 23, 2020

Reflections Nov 2020 – Week 3: What happens after success? When to hire a studio manager? Nocebo effect and more…

Agency musings What happens after success? The big exit. A dream for many agency owners. Cash out, move to a remote island with an outdoor shower. […]
November 16, 2020

Reflections Nov 2020 – Week 2: Consulting tips for agencies, how good is your customers service? Uncharted book review, the automation paradox, Curse Of Knowledge and more…

Agency musings Consulting tips for agencies As a consultant it can be hard sometimes to bite your tongue and not suggest a solution too early. But […]
November 10, 2020

Are you the hammer looking for nails? Consulting tips for agencies

When you start working with a client for the first time, there will be moments when your own ideas, feelings and suggestions for actions pop into […]
November 9, 2020

Reflections Nov 2020 – Week 1: Client relationships, not getting feedback on pitches? Circular Questioning – consulting technique, Humble Consulting book review and more…

Agency musings Client relationships Which level of relationship do you have with your client? And how do you balance deeply caring for your client and giving […]
November 5, 2020

Humble consulting: Build better relationships with clients

I woke up at 2:37 last night and couldn’t go back to sleep while this thought kept me awake: In business, it’s really hard to strike […]