Art of Flow: Managing and Linking Teams in a Creative Environment

Co-ordinating and managing dependencies is a challenge that impacts every team at some point. Most struggle when encountering this situation, especially in scenarios when making the dependent skillsets part of the team is impractical, such as large variability in demand. Additionally, such skillsets are frequently scarce and difficult to teach others.

In this session, you will learn how we were able to successfully link together 5+ teams (with direct upstream-downstream relationships) in a marketing/creative context, including both behavioural and visual management components. Additionally, we will review several other potential linking mechanisms and how you might apply them in your organization

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Introduction and industry context (5m)
  2. Team linking patterns overview (5m)
  3. Industry case study: Creative Team (25m)
    • Initial visual management and behaviour change efforts
    • Scaling approach
    • Implementing flow controls
    • Behaviours observed
  4. Q&A (5m)

Learning Outcome

  • See how visual management and agile/lean principles can be applied to Creative pursuits (art creation, copywriting)
  • Understand the patterns that govern the different ways teams link with one another
  • Learn how multi-layered visual management can be used to co-ordinate and link teams, regardless of methodology
  • Learn how to successfully link dependent teams within their own organization

Target Audience

Anyone interested in learning how to link dependent teams together effectively, Anyone working in a creative environment

Prerequisite

Basic familiarity with visual management in various forms, such as task boards and Kanbans

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