Working with a group of people towards a common goal can be an extremely rewarding experience. It can also be tiresome and unnerving. Knowing how to collaborate effectively takes commitment and hard work.
WARNING: Contains spoilers from This is the End
Good communication isn’t easy, but it is imperative to your survival in the workplace. If you and your team struggle to communicate effectively, you will slowly but surely tug away at your company’s resources and drag down the performance of your team. Unbridled miscommunication can have disastrous effects. You’ll find yourself with hard feelings and frustration, delays in planning, redundancies in workflow and a lower quality of work.
On July 21-25 we will be heading to SIGGRAPH 2013’s international conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques in Anaheim, California.
One of the most challenging (and rewarding) things that a manager or supervisor can do is relinquish control and empower his or her employees by giving them more responsibility.
A few days ago we posted an article about how to handle feedback productively in order to improve the review stage of your creative operations process. Knowing how to give constructive feedback is equally important.
Feedback is a crucial part of every job—because everyone has to deal with it. But knowing how to deal with feedback isn’t just about professional development, it’s also a crucial part of the review phase of your creative operations process.
In a previous article, “Dear Don Draper, You are Fired!” we pointed out, in the form of a termination letter, why Mr. Draper would not survive in today’s agency environment. Similarly to Avi Dan, we argued that the success of marketing increasingly relies on data and operational effectiveness, and that as a result, the era of Don Drapers is coming to an end.
Creativity is a fundamental part of every workday. Whether you are considered to be in the “creative” field or not, inspiration and ideas underpin one of the many fulfillments we find in our jobs. But in a world of a million and one distractions, meetings and deadlines, it can be hard to feel inspired. Finding a way to tap into your inner artist under high stress and pressure takes a lot of patience and practice.
Have you hit a roadblock in your creative thinking? Here are 9 tips to get those juices flowing today:
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Career analyst and best-selling author Dan Pink explores the puzzling question of motivation. He argues that social scientists know something that most business managers don't: that traditional monetary rewards aren't always effective as we think.