5 Rules for an artistic Culture

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2012 by argentinan1

by Ben Chestnut, Founding father of Mailchimp

1. Avoid rules. Avoid order. Don’t just embrace chaos, but create a bit of it. Constant change, from the head-down, keeps people nimble and versatile (and shows that you really want constant change).

2. Give yourself and your team permission to be creative. Permission to aim something new, permission to fail, permission to embarrass yourself, permission to have crazy ideas.

3. Hire weird people. Not only the tattoo’d and pierced-in-strange-places kind, but people from outside your industry who would approach problems in several ways than you and your normal competitors.

4. Meetings are a obligatory evil, but you’ll avoid the conference room and meet people within the halls, the water cooler, or their desks. Make meetings less about delegation and task management and more about cross-pollination of ideas (especially the unusual ideas). This can be a lot harder than centralized, top-down meetings. But that is your job — address it.

5. Structure your organization to be flexible. Creativity is usually spontaneous, so the entire company must be capable of pivot quickly and execute on them (see #1)

(via FastCompany )

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