How many of us set new years resolutions around December 31st only to forget them by January 3rd? Last month I journaled about performance reviews and measuring your work for the past year. The only way to do this is to set some goals for yourself, but make sure you and your team do so [...]
Links to highlights from all of InSource’s 2012 events.
The technology options available today for managing workflow and digital assets come in many shapes and sizes. One of the more intriguing options today is the ability to essentially “rent” an application…
Tracking key data points helps you better understand your department’s opportunities to provide more effective creative services for your company, which in turn increases your department’s value to the organization.
Well, it’s that time of year again for many corporate creatives… the year-end performance review cycle has begun again. Unlike many of my colleagues on the outside, I need to follow a prescribed process whereby I self-evaluate my performance against several goals (SMART ones) for both the business and my own professional development.
As if providing an evaluation to my boss about my own work wasn’t hard enough, I’ll also need to review the evaluations my staff wrote about themselves. And if I’m very lucky, no one has any delusions of grandeur about their accomplishments (or lack thereof), including me.
Saying you’re a client-centric creative services organization is easy. Proving it is much more difficult. It’s no longer enough to just be “down the hall” ready to serve.
No matter how large, talented or versatile your in-house creative team is, at some point, the need arises to hire an outside agency. How collaborative is your relationship with agencies and how much influence does your in-house team have in the process?
The further you move away from that entry-level role toward senior leadership roles, the higher the expectation of your contribution—and it’s not your tangible contribution.
This highly successful InSource event brought together leaders of creative teams to share their perspectives on the relationships between in-house and outside design professionals…