This is Part 1 of the Grow Your Skills as an In-House Creative Manager Learning Series.
Running a corporate design department—or working successfully in one—requires the perfect blend of creative skill and business acumen. In this 4-part HOW Learning Series, veteran in-house design leader Andy Epstein (co-founder of InSource and editor of the InHOWse Designer Blog) presents strategies and tactics for thriving as a creative in a corporate environment. You'll get real-world advice on managing a team, creating smart processes, maintaining brand standards and building successful relationships.
Nothing impacts the power and success of an in-house team more than its culture. Groups that possess positive group dynamics such as collaboration, mutual respect, kindness, empathy, humor, commitment and passion not only operate more efficiently, but are sustainable, supportive, nurturing forces whose attributes can actually impact the greater corporate culture of the companies where they reside.
This DesignCast Session will define the key qualities, mindsets and behaviors that make for a positive culture and provide real world examples of how to create them for your group—whether you're a team of one or of many.