It's always hard to say goodbye to the warm days of summer. We look forward to it for so long, yet it's gone in a flash. But with a new season, comes new opportunity. Time to plan how to navigate the remaining months of the year. Fall deadlines creep up, sending us into busy mode with little room for error. More business means more jobs on the board, more staff in the studio, shipments in and out, and lots of preparation for the upcoming holiday season. And while the extra boost is welcome, it can be a lot. Stressful, but exciting. It often feels like we're racing in a relay, passing the baton through our team, careful not to drop it. Finding balance and avoiding mistakes and burnout is crucial. We are always on the look out for tips to make our routines more efficient.
On any given day in the studio, you will find post-it notes EVERYWHERE. They are our greatest defense against forgetfulness. Even the smallest detail won't be missed if it's on a brightly colored note. Setting timers to dedicate equal focus to multiple tasks is of the utmost importance. Regular communication with the team is so helpful, especially when unexpected issues arise. We are quick to correct and move along when we're at the top of our organizational game. But all that preparation is wasted unless we are properly fed. And we are an office of women who love to eat! Good food is our fuel and a huge part of our daily conversation. When you're spending 8+ hours over a sea of crinkle and gift boxes, snacks are vital. Our studio is always ready to go with sweet/salty treats and cold beverages. There's plenty of room in our kitchen for everyone to bring food from home. Having a lunch ready to go gives us more time to decompress mid-day, and thus more energy to focus later.
These little hacks help us to reach our personal and shared goals together. Things can go wrong at a moment's notice and it is so important to be ready for anything. Small, consistent efforts are what keeps this well-oiled machine moving in the right direction. And it's a blast to see how our team strategy has evolved over the years. Want to see more about our in-studio process? Check out our Instagram stories for what's new at LUX BOX.