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Design Management: The Process & Business of Design
Following are three of the most common types of bad managers along with strategies for how to deal with a bad boss.
How do you get (money and) impact in a client relationship, consistently, month after month? It doesn’t happen without some measure of control in the client relationship. If you’re an order-taker (that’s the opposite end of the spectrum), you’re not an expert, and your recommendations are not considered as seriously as they could be.
What better time to point out the advantages of being a small design firm than when the industry is experiencing a contraction. All the more so since we have this strange obsession with growth, captured in phrases like “if you aren’t growing, you’re dying.” You can’t fit deep thinking on a bumper sticker, and that looks like a bumper sticker to me.
Here, Andy Epstein, author of “The Corporate Creative,” offers a tongue-in-cheek list of ways to get fired in the hopes that you’ll not try them.
Today, it’s not uncommon for telecommuter team members to be spread out across the globe. Consider these tips for managing remote working relationships.
Following are 3 team-building tips to set the tone for lively, playful engagement during design team-building gatherings.
The path to success in your design business involves belief, opportunity and capacity. The end goal isn’t in sheer size, but in profitability and impact.
When your graphic design business is generating more money than time, you feel relaxed. But when business has been slow, learn how to make your design studio stronger.
Managing creatives is challenging, especially when companies are accustomed to doing more with less and workplace morale is suffering. Is your management style also sucking the life out of morale? Find out.
You can start to build a better staff by tweaking your own management style, creating an environment that attracts the type of employees you most desire, and simply understanding what motivates people. Check out these 10 tips.