Know Your Team

Activities for Getting to Know Your Team Better

Collaboration between members of your team can mean the difference between a good team and a great team. Even if every member of your team is producing at peak capacity (and let’s face it, they’re not), the team as a whole could still be more effective if they work better together. Managing a team, especially a team of creatives, can be equated to herding cats. They’re all great, but they’re also doing their own thing. What can you, as the manager, do to encourage and enhance the collaboration and communication of your team? […]

Know Your Team

THE BEST WAY TO MANAGE PEOPLE

About 7 years ago, I found a better way to manage people: a proven way to relationship with my staff that gets results and addresses every single pain point that I mentioned at the beginning of this article. That is having a weekly one-on-one meeting with each team member for which I am responsible.  Oh great!  You’re saying “more meetings”. Well, yes and no.  These one-on-one meetings (if done correctly) will reduce the need for other meetings and make every other bit of your week more productive. […]

Know Your Team

5 Ways to Encourage Creativity In Your Team

Every team gets stuck in a rut sometimes, and our job as managers is to pull them out of that rut and get them back to finding creative solutions to the problems that inevitably crop up on a daily basis. The same thinking that got you in trouble will not get you out of it. You have to look at things from different angles and consider alternatives that you didn’t before. […]