I just want to say I find the tools here extremely great and I struggle to figure out how to incorporate them into my weird bussiness. I hesitate to call it a small business because in a way I have somewhere around 50-100 virtual "directs" on any given project and I have 1 regular office staff who basically covers sales.
Bottom line, I have 100's of contractors working for me off site (writing music for films) and they COMPETE to have their work selected by our managers and specifically by the client (the film director). It's a massive process to manage. We have someone.
How do I do one on ones with a huge team that is spread all over the world? Do I need to divide everything up so there are lots of submanagers? we do have about 3 submangers who are charge of various activities.
How do I give nonrealtime feed back with the feedback model. There is a constant need for revisions on every piece of music so feed back is needed constantly.
Is there a better way to do this than on something like base camp?
How do you do a hotwash on with such a large virtual team, is doing it on base camp (non real time) okay? (how do you get that rapid fire feeling?)
I have constant contact with our one office sales person, it's a very small office - do I still need to specifically do one on ones? is there a modification I need to do?
any ideas for my very unique problems would be appreciated.