Nurturing creative teams under lockdown is hard – creative people work best surrounded by others. So how the hell do leaders manage creative teams remotely? We know you’re all sick to death of Covid-19 podcasts, but Greentarget‘s Jeff Watt and Dafina Grapci-Penney bring new ideas. This is an excellent listen!
Key podcast takeaways
- More senior staff aren’t experiencing the same discomfort and isolation as career starters
- Regular video contact and scheduled calls bind the team. Do minimum two team calls a week; a look forward on Monday and a look back on Friday
- Leaders need to be active members of their teams, not aloof
- Trust your teams and let them work flexi-hours. Focus on outcomes not hours
- Start planning and communicating what ‘back to workplace’ might look like. Think hybrid models
- Client relationships should be strengthened if teams do lockdown well
“People feel they can’t take a break at all in case a call comes through. They think if they don’t answer a call immediately that we’ll think they’re not working. Of course that’s not the case. We know they are working because we see their output.Jeff Watt, Greentarget
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