Unpacking Design

Episode 99 – Unpacking Project Management and People

Episode Summary

How do you keep a team of designers motivated throughout an entire project? What are effective ways of giving all members of a design team ownership of a project? In this episode of Unpacking Design, Mike and Tim talk about how they manage their teams and what they find to be the most helpful and productive ways of working together.

Episode Notes

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How do you keep a team of designers motivated throughout an entire project? What are effective ways of giving all members of a design team ownership of a project? In this episode of Unpacking Design, Mike and Tim talk about how they manage their teams and what they find to be the most helpful and productive ways of working together.

Tim talks about giving all team members the opportunity to attend meetings, whether it’s in person or through conference calling, and meeting all clients. This helps everyone feel personally connected with the people that they’re working with outside of the office and it also helps them develop a sense of ownership of the project. They feel connected with the design decisions that they make and they also start to understand the owner’s needs.

Mike talks about his management style and experiences with individuals who are not as motivated as others in the project. Mike and Tim speculate about the different methods to try that will hopefully make the less motivated people contribute more to the team and project.

Learn more about what it’s like to manage teams of young architects, effective methods, and issues that every manager faces in this episode of Unpacking Design.

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