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How a Creative Team Should be Managed

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When operating any type of business you will most likely have employees. In larger businesses you will manage these employees as teams. You will have different teams to do different aspects of each job. For example you may have a team that deals with inventory and how to improve your inventory. There are many different teams you could come up with. All different teams can be managed in about the same way but all will have their different areas of expertise. For now we will take a look at how a creative team should be managed.

Your creative team is one that will most likely come up with new and improved ideas for running your business. The definition of creative is being able to create, being new and original, or being resourceful. These are all things that your creative team should be able to accomplish in your business.

Your creative team will look to you for some management. To help manage them effectively you need to communicate your needs to them clearly and in regular meetings. Let them know what direction you want your company to take. Ideas you may have in reaching that goal. Set times for regular meetings to get together and discuss the progress since the last meeting. You will need to be present at these meetings to listen and share other ideas you may have. If you have already tried some ideas from past meetings then this is the time to let them know how well the idea did or did not work.

Set goals for your creative team to achieve. These goals will pertain to anything you may need to help move your business forward, for example trying to get more people to use your business. These goals should be realistic. Set a time as to when these goals need to be accomplished. Involve your creative team members in setting their own goals or objectives. Continue to give them feedback on how they are moving toward achieving these goals. Guide your creative team as they need it.

Give your creative team some authority. You will still need to hold the team accountable though. Let them make some of their own decisions. If some of the ideas they have implemented don't go well then don't blame them altogether. Work with the team to come up with a solution to the problems. Mistakes will be made but taking away the teams authority will only harm the rest of your creative team.

Be trustworthy with the creative team. They will give trust back in return. This would include giving them some authority to make the changes they feel you may need to make in order to move the company forward. Listen to your team and follow what they say as well as you can. You appointed certain people to your creative team for a reason. If you don't trust them and the advice you seek from them then you should not have appointed them in the first place. Trust will build more trust and people like working for people they feel they can trust and who trust them in return. This creates a great working environment helping creative people become even more creative.

Managing a creative team is not that different from managing any other type of team. You need good members that you can trust on your creative team. That way it is easy for you to let them set their own goals and objectives. With a creative team you can trust you can give over some of your authority giving you time to focus on other aspects of your business. A creative team should be able to accomplish the role of making new and exciting changes to any company if provided the right management.

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Alfred O:

This is an interesting topic to know in business thanks a lot

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