How SpaceCadet Meetings aren’t Your Average Team Meetings

How SpaceCadet Meetings aren’t Your Average Team Meetings

Because the members of the SpaceCadet crew have a lot of freedom to work whatever hours suit each of us, we can often go for days (or sometimes weeks) without actually being in the studio at the same time.  So we have a set meeting at the beginning of the month so that we can all come together and go over everything we all need to know for the upcoming weeks.  It keeps us all on the same page, while being part of the framework that allows us to work the kind of crazy schedules that we all need (did you read the post where I talked about how SpaceCadet is set up to support women?).

The meetings usually last about two hours and we cover a lot of ground.  The most important thing to me is getting the chance to hear what my team needs, and how I can make it easier for them to get their work done.  Then I tell them all about the fantastic/crazy ideas I’ve had and all the new stuff I want us to do…   aaaaand the more pragmatic members of the team start working through the pesky details that I tend to gloss right over.  It’s good to have that mix of creative and practical, and the meetings are essential for bringing the two sides together.

Often, there are snacks.  Sometimes there are mimosas.  Those are kind of a necessity for the heavier planning meetings — getting too far into those pesky details makes me start to twitch.  But no matter what we’re covering, or how heavy it might get, it’s always about yarn.  Lovely, smooshy, delicious yarn.  And that makes all the difference in the world.

At our meeting last week, we were going over lots of the ordinary things that keep a business going: schedules, stock levels, packing for upcoming shows…  that sort of thing.  As we wrapped up one item, I looked down my agenda list to see what was up next.

“Ok,” I announced, “the next thing is: rainbows.”  I paused, hearing my own words echo for a moment in my head and felt a little smile tug at the corners of my mouth.  The actual agenda item was about the order in which we display our colourways at shows.  We do them in rainbow order, you see, but I’ve been thinking of  changing that up a bit and had hoped to get the team’s ideas.  It was a legitimate agenda point, one with a real business need behind it…   but like a pre-teen girl doodling in school, what I’d written in my meeting notes was simply “rainbows.”

I looked up at the team, who were looking back at me slightly perplexed.  “Do you realise,” I asked them, grinning broadly now, “that we work in a business where one of our actual agenda items is rainbows?!?  We’re having a meeting and we’re going to discuss rainbows?!?”

“I love my job,” one of them said.

Yep, so do I.


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Colours this gorgeous deserve companions, don’t you think? So each month, you have the opportunity to get a second colourway that we design to coordinate beautifully with the first, so you can create an even more amazing project. Usually a semi-solid or a gently variegated, you can use it to create stripes, a contrasting panel, or to go where-ever your creativity takes you!

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Important Details and Policies: Six month subscriptions include 3 parcels; twelve month subscriptions include 6 parcels. Parcels will be sent out in early January, March, May, July, September, and November. Subscription openings will be available in March and September. Shipping within the United States is included in the price; extra charges apply for shipping outside the US. Normal subscription openings for the InterStellar Yarn Alliance are two weeks only in March and September of each year. Cancellation policy: Because we often purchase supplies for all the parcels immediately after the subscription period ends, refunds are generally not available. However, if there are extenuating circumstances, please contact us as soon as possible and we will try to do what we can. By purchasing a subscription, you acknowledge and agree to these policies.  All images shown here are of past colourways and are for illustrative purposes only. Yarns, colourways, and gifts for new subscriptions will be different (but still awesome!).

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