Be nice. Or else.
Director at Pocketworks Joined over 4 years ago
Don't throw in the towel, there are plenty of business leaders who value what you want to do. Find a new leader.
Put another way, you need a boss/manager who can fight your corner. If your leadership doesn't value your process, or at least give you ownership of it, then you'll never get the support you need.
I sometimes hire designers, so took that perspective when looking at it. P.S - I'm not a design guru or anything but am hugely interested in it.
Take or leave this feedback, just blurting it out :)
We've done 2 quarters of company-wide OKR's for our creative team of 12 people who build products for clients. We failed pretty badly too. Both times we bit off too much at once, and also it wasn't managed very well by myself, so it didn't get the focus it needed. But we'll keep trying!
Anyway, next time we'll pick a more aspirational Objective. Something that you'd wake up and feel excited to achieve. And we'll also limit ourselves to 3 or 4 Key Results.
Some of the Objectives that I think could be fitting to a creative team are:
"Validate all our designs using data, to help us build better products" "Conduct research projects and then educate customers about them" "Become a company that promotes wellness" "Become a company that supports constant team education and growth"
Hope this helps
Amazing to see such an in-depth write-up. Have been working on taxi apps since 2011 so looking forward to giving this a proper read. Thanks for sharing. Will post proper feedback later!
I use Apple Reminders for personal list synced across all devices. My company uses JIRA.
Yes, I'm in Leeds, running a small company called Pocketworks that does mobile shizzle.
Coffee is a great idea sometime, where you based?
Looks great, love the colours and card theme.
Nice to see other folks from West Yorkshire on here too.
Where did you get to with this? Would be interested to hear how it panned out!
Thanks Fran, yes this is more about peer reviews by the people he/she works with.
Be nice. Or else.
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