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Living with Designers

I bet many managers out there find themselves pulling more of their own hairs than trying to get the message across to their designers. It’s a well-known fact that creative people has got this “weird” attitude and can be very difficult to interact with.

Seth Godin has compiled a list of golden advices for people who are having problem dealing with designers…

You can’t tell me you’ll know it when you see it. First, you won’t. Second, it wastes too much time. Instead, you’ll need to have the patience to invest twenty minutes in accurately describing the strategy.

That means you need to be abstract (what is this work trying to accomplish) resistant to pleasing everyone (it needs to do this, this and that) and willing, if the work meets your strategic goal, to embrace it even if it’s not to your taste.

You got to start treating your designers like normal human and talk their languages. Treat others how you want others to treat you.