Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Seven Rules for Managing Creative People

From the Harvard Business Review:

Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can't just get rid of them. In fact, unless you learn to get the best out of your creative employees, you will sooner or later end up filing for bankruptcy. Conversely, if you just hire and promote people who are friendly and easy to manage, your firm will be mediocre at best. Suppressed creativity is a malign organizational tumour. Although every organization claims to care about innovation, very few are willing to do what it takes to keep their creative people happy, or at least, productive. So what are the keys to engaging and retaining creative employees?

[Not that I'd agree with #5, unless Wall Street brokers were paid likewise.]

1 comment:

Leslie D. said...

"Moody, erratic, eccentric, and arrogant? Perhaps — but you can't just get rid of them." Hilarious! And often true. maybe that's why a lot of them become entrepreneurs.