RealTime Productions has gone through a lot of changes these past few years.
We’ve moved offices – heck we’ve moved cities! The shift from the cacophony of South Lake Union to our calm location in Mercer Island has created a significant change in our work process. From individual cubicles in the old work space, to an open plan here on the Island – the change has increased both our ability and desire to work collaboratively. We more freely bounce ideas and strategies off one another, paying little attention to individual role or title.
Our team, like others in our industry, has undergone staff shifts. But in coming to know our new members, we’ve made an intentional effort to acknowledge not only their similarities to existing team members, but their distinct differences. We’ve begun to celebrate our individual uniqueness, and learn better ways to work together. As we drill our new staff members on protocol, their influence has altered our policies. “Because that’s how we’ve always done it” has been retired, and replaced with “what do you think?” Our “can-do” focus (doing whatever it takes to pull off a challenge) has really lightened up our staff and brought a new energy to the office. Mind you, these are changes coming not from the top, but from every level of our team.
And the collaborative approach is becoming evident with vendors we cull together to manage an event. Perhaps it’s our perspective which has altered, but we see them as fellow collaborators putting on a client event. While mindful of their corporate procedures and policies, we are looking forward to forging closer relationships on these key players in event management. We find it a much more transparent and inclusive way to get the work done, one that celebrates the talents and humanity of all of us.
We’ve changed our branding a bit as well. We kept the tradition of our logo, but ventured into popping up the color to match our new physical environment. If you’ve been to our new office space, you certainly understand. We replaced muted tones of dark teal and sage with a brightly-hued light teal and spring green; tastefully tempered with a lovely charcoal gray. And for a color pop…don’t be surprised to see some hot orange thrown in.
We’ve altered our work schedules a bit, choosing to adapt to the ever-changing needs of both our staff and clients. Everyone who works in our industry knows the reality of working whatever hours are needed to pull off an event – but mindful of life-balance issues, we have encouraged our team members to balance their time between working from home and in the office. This affords our team greater ease in meeting client needs, while retaining tight team relationships. Not to worry though, we are more reachable than ever!
Our approach overall, has been to become more personable, while retaining professionalism. What does this mean to our clients? We hope it means that you find us taking a more personal approach to you and your events, while offering you a high degree of service and collaboration. We love expressing our “can-do” attitude, making extraordinary events come to life! We’d love to hear your thoughts on our continued evolution as a premier, boutique event management partner.