Thinking About Business During Your Time Off


If you work for an ad agency, design firm, or anything moderately creative, you’re probably off this whole week, as are we (except, of course, for writing for UnBeige, because the news doesn’t stop for holidays). Design Matters, has a nice, short simple little piece about being off these couple of weeks and doing some thinking about your business:

Thinking is so often overlooked, since many designers tend to enjoy doing: designing, creating, making. It’s the leisure of unstructured time over these next few days that allow the opportunity for thinking.

Big picture thinking: Where are you headed next year? Where is your design business headed? Are you content with your positioning? Are you content with your client relationships? Are you noticing your employees enough? Are you making it possible for them to do great work?