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2pm, Monday 24th May 2021

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HIVE MIND: “How Do Agency Owners Effectively Manage Their Time?”

  • Mariana Morris hopes to grow her agency so that one day it will be able to survive without her day-to-day input
  • But in order to do that – she needs to gradually make herself redundant. She wants to know… how do you do that?
  • What say you? Join us as we dissect a common question for agency leaders – and gather input from the Agency Hackers hive mind

For many agency leaders, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.

Mariana Morris, founder and managing director of Fruto Studio, has been wondering how other leaders manage their time – and whether they’re doing it successfully.

“As our agency grows, I want to create this machine that survives without me,” she explains. “Ideally in a few years’ time, I want to be able to work 3-4 days a week, but how do you decrease the hours you work when your to-do list never ends?”

Fruto Studio has a remote team of five, so this isn’t the usual question of managing the work-life balance. Rather, Mariana is interested to know how other agency leaders balance their time in the day-to-day running of their businesses – and how they plan to eventually write themselves out of the equation. 

“The thing I’m struggling with at the moment is actually having the time and headspace to work on the business. When I’m in the office, all my time can be easily spent in meetings, emails and Slack messages.” she says.

“How do other agency owners manage their time, and is it even realistic to have the flexibility to work reduced hours per week and develop the business, while also being available to the team?”

In this month’s Hive Mind session, come along with your stories and experiences and help Mariana work out how best to manage her time – you might even take away some tips yourself.