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Slide 1: Un-Managing Unleashing the Creative Beast in your Team by Tara Hunt, Citizen Agency
Slide 2: outline • the beast • the innovative beast • the creative beast • the unleashing
Slide 3: the beast
Slide 4: the starfish: small pieces, loosely joined
Slide 5: starfish principles • • • • • autonomous individuals & teams catalysts champions distributed responsibilities common ideology & goals
Slide 6: the innovative beast
Slide 7: now, how did I get stuck in this darned lightbulb again?!
Slide 8: on innovation • myths of innovation (Berkun 2007) • conditions for innovation • ways to kill innovation • ...onto a new direction: creativity
Slide 9: the myths of innovation Scott Berkun, 2007
Slide 10: myth #1: the ‘eureka’ moment
Slide 11: myth #2: there is a clear path to innovation
Slide 13: myth #3: people dig new ideas
Slide 15: myth #4: the lone inventor
Slide 16: myth #5: “I’m not really that creative”
Slide 17: myth #6: you’ll know innovation when you see it
Slide 18: myth #7: the best ideas win
Slide 19: myth #8: innovation is always good
Slide 20: “don’t focus on ‘innovating’, focus on trying to solve a problem” Scott Berkun, 2007
Slide 21: conditions for innovation
Slide 22: conditions for innovation: “my terms are as follows...”
Slide 23: there has to be a mix of... • • • • • • A motivation or direction Creative thinking / experimenter mentality Ability to convert dead ends into new motivations / directions Desire to challenge (or sometimes ignorance of) the status quo Threshold for risk & comfort w/uncertainty Time + $$$ for work Scott Berkun, 2007
Slide 24: three types of people needed for innovative teams “more, but no less...” creator champion catalyst
Slide 25: innovative teams include: • • • creator - high-level thinker, extremely “wacky” ideas catalyst - a ‘connector’ who recognizes those ideas and connects them to solutions champion - paves through the nay-sayers to get the idea to market
Slide 26: case study: Post-itTM Notes
Slide 27: how to kill innovation 101
Slide 28: innovation killers • • • • • more management layers (hierarchies) paperwork, reports & reviews overplanning competition favoring the go-getters • • • • risk aversion skewing to high-level thinking valuing deadlines over doing it right demanding consensus
Slide 29: kathy sierra on consensus:
Slide 30: instead of saying this: “Sounds like an interesting idea, but it doesn’t fit into this year’s budget…”
Slide 31: say this: “I have a budget set aside for employee initiatives. Put together a cost analysis and let’s see if we can make it work…”
Slide 32: instead of saying this: “That project just doesn’t fit into our current priority list…”
Slide 33: say this: “Tell me about how this will improve our customer’s experience…”
Slide 34: instead of saying this: “It won’t work…”
Slide 35: say this: “We tried something similar a couple of years back and it didn’t fly, explain how your idea/plan is different…”
Slide 36: instead of saying this: “Senior management won’t ever go for it…”
Slide 37: say this: “Let me arrange a meeting for you with [insert Sr. Manager name here]...”
Slide 38: or even better: “You should contact [insert Sr. Manager name here]. This seems like an idea that is right up her alley…”
Slide 39: the creative beast
Slide 40: Thinking about solving the innovation question in the framework of encouraging every day creativity is more helpful. People are more happy when they are being creative (not innovative). why creative & not innovative?
Slide 41: conditions for creativity • • • • • a safe space (ability to say potentially ‘dumb’ things) start from simple, move to difficult – game flow moving from personal to communal introducing different perspectives experimentation • • • • • • celebration of risk-taking transparency + openness change of environment fun, laughter & enjoyment of activity clear understanding of rewards oodles of encouragement
Slide 42: creative work environments
Slide 43: open spaces “great for collaboration” thoughtworks pune
Slide 44: room for personalization “to feel at home” pixar studios
Slide 45: close to parks, coffee shops, etc. “don’t lock them in the office” google hq
Slide 46: healthy snacks & drinks “provide brain food” citizen space
Slide 47: out in the open meeting spaces “there are no secrets here!” the hive
Slide 48: creation of personal connections “do team stuff apart from work” architectural firm
Slide 49: the unleashing
Slide 50: how to unleash • don’t manage, motivate • the myths of motivation • how to motivate • random ideas (throw ‘em at the wall, see if they stick]
Slide 52: the myths of motivation
Slide 53: myth #1: People aren’t intrinsically motivated
Slide 54: myth #2: Rewards (employee of the week, free stuff, bonuses, etc.) will motivate people.
Slide 55: why not rewards? 1. It’s not sustainable – As soon as you withdraw the punishment or reward, the motivation disappears. 2. You get diminishing returns – If the punishment or rewards stay at the same levels, motivation slowly drops off. To get the same motivation next time requires a bigger reward. 3. It hurts intrinsic motivation – Punishing or rewarding people for doing something removes their own innate desire to do it on their own. From now on you must punish/reward every time to get them to do it. [source: Alfie Kohn]
Slide 56: myth #3: The threat of severe consequences (job loss, demotion, etc.) will motivate people.
Slide 57: how to motivate 101
Slide 58: what motivates? intrinsic motivation [Malone and Lepper (1987)]
Slide 59: promoting intrinsic motivation • • • • • • • challenge curiosity control fantasy self-imposed competition cooperation recognition [http://education.calumet.purdue.edu/vockell/EdPsyBook/Edpsy5/Edpsy5_intrinsic.htm]
Slide 60: silly random ideas • • • • • • • Use the rules of Improv games: “Yes, and…” “Make the other guy look good” “No apologizing” Celebrate the risk takers: fail gloriously Use an internal social network with awesome silly things like ‘sending virtual presents’ The Open Door policy is dead: Use the Managing by Wandering Around method. Not to ‘watch’, but to engage. Trade jobs days: the Senior Management works with customers and vice versa. Discuss afterwards. Take the boardroom tables out of the boardrooms and replace them with moveable furniture. Have an internal BarCamp, where everyone presents whatever they would like to
Slide 61: licensing:
Slide 62: about those rockin’ images: • • Most are from iStockphoto.com (totally cool site) except for: • • • aeron chair (google image search p.14) image from Kathy Sierra’s site Creating Passionate Users (diagram on consensus p.28) images of cool workspaces thanks to Flickr CC-share alike licensing and Veerle Pieters awesome group: Inspiring Workspaces! (p.42-47)
Slide 63: Tara Hunt tara@citizenagency.com 415.694.1951 skype: tarahunt747 www.citizenagency.com www.horsepigcow.com

   
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