The main problem with our â€œfirst generation of internsâ€ was that, although the first 1.5-2 months had an extremely steep learning curve (from zero to being completely responsible for the editorial section of our page and all social accounts), it flattened after a while and our team members didn't find the time to take on new tasks.
It was always difficult to jump from the daily mandatory tasks to other projects. When you're constantly screening Twitter, Instagram, and other news pages, you just don't feel like there's enough time to completely focus on something else for a few hours.
This is what we're currently looking to change: We implemented daily, dedicated time slots for mandatory and â€œfreeâ€ work. Something like this:
The shorter time slots help focus on the task, and it seems to work in both ways. First, the day seems to be more varying, and it currently even feels like that almost the same amount of hashtags is done at the end of the day. Time boxing helps!
- 9:00-11:30: Hashtag Curation & Community
- 11:30-1:00: Independent Project
- 1:00-2:00: Lunch
- 2:00-3:00: Hashtag Curation & Community
- 3:00-5:00: Independent Project
- 5:00-6:00: Hashtag Curation & Community