My team and I recently came up with a concept for a video to promote our new company YouTube and Twitter channels. I say team, but it’s really just the two of us. I’m not sure how many people it takes to qualify as a real team. I just Googled “two person team” and “sniper team” came up, which makes sense as it takes one person to snipe and one person to spot. If they can be called a team, then my colleague and I can as well. Like a sniper team, my team takes risks. Unlike a sniper team, my team risks reprimanding from a higher authority and not death. We’re not like the sniper from Saving Private Ryan who gets blown up in the church tower by that tank. He sniped for most of that movie without a spotter, now that I think of it.
I can no longer tell if I’m off topic or if I ever had a topic to begin with.
Anyway, my team and I produced the most controversial video I’ve ever seen come out of our place of business. To be honest, it’s not that bad. It’s pretty tame. It’s just not something you would expect to come out of a global manufacturing company that often takes a more traditional approach to communicating.
But I like the thought of being different as you can’t really progress in life or as a company without trying new things, even if it means taking a risk. We were met with internal success, so it worked out in the end. But even if it did get us in trouble, I would still be satisfied knowing we tried it.
Take a look and see what you think.