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Author Archives: Andy Epstein
If you’ve moved up to a leadership role as an in-house creative, chances are good that you’ve mastered the art of effective communication. Organizations are only as good as the ability of their members to interact and collaborate with each …
For those of you unfortunate enough to be working in a bureaucratic, politically charged, dysfunctional corporate dystopia, I have a different recommendation; embrace that environment and leverage it to your and your team’s advantage.
That ability to move from crisis and regain or not even lose composure in the first place is a trait that would benefit any creative team lead constantly confronted with daily fires that need to be extinguished.
Yet there are many other considerations that need to be addressed when assembling or refining a group and the design adage “form follows function” is often an appropriate approach to take.
If the Healthcare.gov debacle were made into a movie, the promoters would have a field day.
What we’ve done to help encourage collaboration is to set up a team Ning site.
But I have observed the practices noted below first-hand and am concerned that if they go unaddressed, companies will continue to be exploited by the bad apples in the bunch. So here are some candid thoughts on the unaddressed underbelly of the outside vendor reality.
Having to successfully function in an environment that is not set up to provide you and your team with the necessary flexibility and resources to execute on your projects calls for some out of the box bureaucratic end arounds.
If you wait for new business opportunities to fall in your lap you’ll most likely be waiting for a very long time while your value to your company erodes and diminishes.
Below are 10 blogs and sites that will incite, inspire and provoke strategic thinking.