Every business runs on some form of creativity. Whether you’re a design company, a bakery, a barbershop quartet, or a tennis court, your business is creating something even if it’s nothing more than an experience.
In order to keep that creativity profitable and consistent, you need to be organized. Organization and creativity may seem to be opposed, but the two actually go well hand-in-hand.
So let’s jump right in with 4 tips for better organization.
Have a Creative Process
It’s important not to just let yourself create but to have a process that involves lots of review and revisions so that your quality of work is always top notch. Having a detailed creative process where you outline your research, scope, review processes, drafts, etc. allows you to not only be more organized, but it helps your client understand what they’re paying for.
Hold Regular Team Meetings
You want a structure where everyone is free to share ideas in a collaborative setting. Be sure to avoid an autocratic situation at all costs. You want your employees to see you as a collaborator first and a boss second.
One way to do this is by hosting regular meetings where you give your employees an opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions for how to solve problems. Very often this will lead to new and creative solutions you could never have thought of on your own.
Record All Information
You don’t want anything to stay in anyone’s head. A great way to keep your business innovative is by never allowing a thought to linger in your brain. Instead, always write down ideas and keep them public. That way, your employees can pick up your work for you if you need to drop out and it encourages a more collaborative workspace.
Have a Dedicated Admin Assistant
Administration work is critical to any successful business. If you don’t have an administrative assistant already, it might be time to look into hiring one of our own.
Having an administrative assistant doesn’t just mean that your business is more organized, but you also have a creative partner who can provide value and insight to your business.