Designers As Managers

The problem with us designers is that we tend to be scatterbrains. Most of us zoom in on one problem, then jump from problem to problem as priorities dictate. A good manager on the other hand can zoom out, consider the bigger picture and facilitate (rather than find) solutions. Making the switch from a designer mindset to a manager mindset is, for me anyway, one of the biggest challenges of running a design firm. But it’s crucial. We have to acknowledge that we are not born managers. Fortunately you don’t have to be a born manager to be good at it, you just need to work at it. Management is a skill like any other.

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