Being more effective


Alright, I have to take a moment and say this, as it has been the biggest push forward and drawback during DEO’s development…it’s been a bit frustrating actually. You want to get things done faster? Communicate! As a team, you’ve got to believe in communication as the heart of being more effective. Communication has been a huge part of our current game project.

Whenever anyone adds something, or changes the way something within the game looks/works it will be run by and checked before approved. This helps everyone to stay focused. I can’t tell you how many times we have lost our momentum due to lack of communication (we’re still learning).

This kind of ‘back and forth’ criticism is how we come to decisions quicker. A lot of times if there is something within a change that a couple of people disagree with, meet and talk about the pros and cons, and make a decision from there.

Here at Strapped to a Meteor we believe that communication is one of the most important things in developing ANYTHING!


Other things that should be mentioned in this post are:

1. Apparently Rob thinks he’s “A Pro” (see random letters attached above his desk)

2. Dan is an Apple/Mac fan-boy – diversity is good!!



  1. Posted on June 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm by kathleen flynn

    Lack of communication in business is so common it is practicaly a requirement. I worked at a large where someone called a meeting for the branch offices but neglected to tell the receptionist. So, there was a lobby full of people who didn’t know who called the meeting or even what department called it. Theyre all mad at the receptionist because she can’t figure out who to call. Yeah I was the receptionist. More recently, at another large corporation, – different state even – maintenance shut off the heat over the hollidays without checking to see if anyone was working. Maintenance got mad at the receptionist (me again) for disturbing their holliday trying to get the heat turned back on.
    If you could come up with an app that gauranteed inter-office communication, you’d all be millionairs, maybe even billionairs.
    You are not alone.

  2. Posted on June 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm by SurgeBlin

    First of all – thank you so much for reading and adding your thoughts to my post.

    Secondly, I completely agree with what you are saying. The smallest details that are left out can cause the biggest problems, as you wrote about in your examples. Communication is a key element to success in a business!