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10 tips
for managing a creative environment



Bryan Mason, chief operating officer
Sarah B. Nelson, design strategist
Bryan
Sarah
Creative
Environments
The Neo-Futurists
Aqua
Orchestras
The Job Factory
Steppenwolf
Avenue Q
Web Techniques/
 New Architects
The tips.
1.
Cross-train the
entire team.
1.
2.
Rotate creative
leadership.
3.
Actively turn
the corner.
divergence   convergence
3.
Actively turn
the corner.
4.
Know your
roles.
5.
Practice,
practice,
practice.
6.
Make your
mission
explicit.
7.
Killing your
darlings.
8.
Leadership is a
service.
9.
Generate projects
around creative
interests.
10.
Remember
your audience.
11.
Celebrate
failure.
Thank You!
bryan@adaptivepath.com
sarah@adaptivepath.com
10 Tips for Managing a Creative Environment
10 Tips for Managing a Creative Environment
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Stage Managers wrangle directors, designers, writers, and actors every day, under strict union guidelines. Editors cajole writers into producing on time(ish) for each week’s publication. Conductors balance the needs of dozens of musicians while staying true to the needs of the music. These disciplines can teach us how to set up and support creative environments that are conducive to excellent design and development. Bryan Mason and Sarah Nelson of Adaptive Path introduce you to 10 techniques used by creative management professionals to get great work from a wide range of employees.

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  1. 1. 10 tips for managing a creative environment Bryan Mason, chief operating officer Sarah B. Nelson, design strategist
  2. 2. Bryan
  3. 3. Sarah
  4. 4. Creative Environments
  5. 5. The Neo-Futurists
  6. 6. Aqua
  7. 7. Orchestras
  8. 8. The Job Factory
  9. 9. Steppenwolf
  10. 10. Avenue Q
  11. 11. Web Techniques/ New Architects
  12. 12. The tips.
  13. 13. 1. Cross-train the entire team.
  14. 14. 1.
  15. 15. 2. Rotate creative leadership.
  16. 16. 3. Actively turn the corner.
  17. 17. divergence convergence
  18. 18. 3. Actively turn the corner.
  19. 19. 4. Know your roles.
  20. 20. 5. Practice, practice, practice.
  21. 21. 6. Make your mission explicit.
  22. 22. 7. Killing your darlings.
  23. 23. 8. Leadership is a service.
  24. 24. 9. Generate projects around creative interests.
  25. 25. 10. Remember your audience.
  26. 26. 11. Celebrate failure.
  27. 27. Thank You! bryan@adaptivepath.com sarah@adaptivepath.com
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