Friday, February 11, 2011

5 Roles for Managing Teams in the Creative Industries

1. Create the Ideal Destination “The Vision” & Launch Passionately
As a leader you should believe in your vision and demonstrate to your team how to achieve more than what they thought it’s possible. Your team will give you their best when they are emotionally charged and inspired.  You must have faith in yourself and the fact you are capable of fulfilling your dream that’s when your team will see the path to success.
2.  Start With “What If” & “Why”
To endorse Innovation & set it as part of the organization’s culture is tough but you can start by applying the language of “what if” scenarios.  Encourage your people to challenge theories and come up with solutions, exploring opportunities along the way.
3. Connect Your Team’s Personal Objective to Practical Business Achievements
A key indicator of your own success as a leader is the success of your people. Talented employees are central to the success of your organization, thus present guidance on how to align both company’s strategy to their personal growth as a leader. Empower, set goals and provide them resources to fulfill their mission.
4.  Promote Teamwork
Teamwork is vital for competing in today's competitive world. It all sums up in Michael Jordan's quote, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. “ Involve all members of the organization to participate and create an ideal platform to cross exchange ideas and support each other.  Encourage taking risks but also give them the sense of responsibility and to see failures as learning opportunities.
5. Bring Laughter, Fun & Energy to Your Business
Spending long hours of your day should never be dull & tedious on the contrary you need all the energy flowing if you want to end up working with an enthusiastic team.  Make your meetings and gatherings fun and loosen up.
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1 comment:

  1. Another important factor/tip to add to this list is 'Recognition' which is applicable to all industries, but becomes more significant in case of a 'creative industry', as creative people need to be recognized appropriately to keep the creative juices flowing. I am not just referring to monetary compensation here, but the overall culture at work