Like every company, we have a daily routine. The only difference is that it’s not about drinking coffee or bitching about our boss. It’s lighter but present, everyday.
1 - Pairing
Every week, the Pairing Dancers give you a new buddy. Call him/her 10 minutes every day from Monday to Friday. You can talk about your day, both professionally and personally, if you feel comfortable with it. Listening is as important as talking.
Tips: Make sure to get in touch on Monday to set the ideal time for a call during the week.
2 - #missions
If you bill a new mission to a client, write a brief summary on #missions. It helps you take a step back to look at how you’re doing as a freelancer, and can create synergies between members for future collaborations.
Startup Name 1200$ per month 4 hours per week - 3 Facebook posts per week - 3 tweets per week (and some RT and Like for the other days) - 1 daily check for the comments and questions (PM)
3 - #debrief
When you meet someone interesting, write a short debrief. It helps you keep track of the people you meet, and creates connections between Mangrove Members.
- who did you meet?
- what did you talk about?
- is there an opportunity for you? for Mangrove?
Skype with Pedro X, launching a fintech startup - Nice guy, I used to work with him at YYY - He’s launching a fintech startup similar to Number26 - It’s still really early stage but he’s planning to begin by gathering bank accounts in one place and let people spare on a virtual jackpot. - Looking for a CTO. => Will need help on UX and code soon. Maybe a mission for some of us.
4 - When on a Mangrove retreat, education or event Mangrove members are responsible for what’s happening and take responsibilities.
- Internet is not working. Mangrove Members in the room find a solution.
- There are more people sleeping in the house than planned. Some Mangrove Members decide to sleep on the couch to let guests have beds.
Online or offline. The goal of these meetings is to share with everyone your mood, what you have done for Mangrove in the last 7 days and what is next (5-10 min/person). Every Mangrove Member is expected to attend more than 3/4 of weekly meetings and shouldn't miss 2 meetings in a row (except if on vacation). If he/she cannot attend, he/she needs to share that publicly before the meeting.
Before each meeting, MMs add topics to discuss in Trello so that the call can go smoothly. The goal is to give updates and ask for help, but never to discuss things (discussion calls can be setup after the Weekly call). One MM is in charge of the Weekly Meeting each week, managing time and speeches (it changes every week, following alphabetical order). This MM is also in charge of the Weekly Update posted on the MF Slack (see How To's => Mangrove Friends).