Archive for the ‘Office’ Category

Detlef the Project Manager

October 21, 2009

chillin_with_coffe

A current fun side project I’m doing in my coffe breaks at work. I brought Detlef to work one day and one thing led to another. So now I present to you. The life of Detlef The Projekt Manager. Its a work in progress and more pictures to come.

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Inspired by a project I did with Andreas originally, here.

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Work hard play hard sucks

July 12, 2008

Work hard play hard seems to be the motto of every agency. The idea being that hard work should be rewarded with fun activities, like parties or social outings if you like. Many advertisers and marketers believe strongly in this principle ,”Oh yes, here we certainly work hard, but we play hard to, hehe”.

I believe that this is a motto of the past, at least i think it should be. It is a hard motto to challenge because people might assume that you are a slacker with little social life. How ever this mind set can potentially be very damaging for a business, it can result in negative work environments where your worth as an employee is measured by the amount of late hours on your time sheet.

Hard fun is where it should be at. Hard fun is the concept of that everybody likes hard challenging things to do. When you are having hard fun you are sufficiently challenged and creatively stimulated within your skill set so that the hours fly. Organizations that genuinely treat employees as their most valuable asset are the ones that will prevail in a market where the workforce is shrinking and the fight for talent tougher.

However the concept of hard fun does not make the need for good parties redundant.

Yours, slacking on a Saturday night
Andreas

Work in Norway

June 30, 2008

Meeting room, originally uploaded by amelvaer.

Top Norwegian advertising agency M&L are looking for people. Interactive designers are top of the whish-list along side artdirectors. M&L are based in Stavanger in the south west of Norway.

Stavanger is a truly beautifull city with a bustling nightlife and a rich cultural scene. It is also located among some of Norways most spectacular nature.

The Norwewgian kroner is very strong at the moment and in general as a junior designer your looking at a starting salary around 30K a year. Norway is not part of the EU but is part of the EEA meaning that European passport holders does not requier a visa to work there.

If you are interested in working at M&L please email me with folio and CV at andmel@mac.com

Cheers
Andreas

More office fun

June 23, 2008

Google_firepole

Sorry to be lingering on this “office” topic. I know i have talked about this before but i recently found this video of the Zurich Google office featured in a BBC article, and I thought it was worth sharing. Check it out

What is your office like?

June 5, 2008

As office worker bees we spend more time at work than we do at home, especially if you work in a busy design/advertising industry. We sometimes forget that our environment can have a massive influence on our productivity and our general mental well-being. The guys at deputy-dog have listed 10 wonderful, different, interesting, inspiring, funny, and annoyingly good office environments. Does your officescape look anything like this?

10 annoyingly brilliant office environments