Your creative team is made up of individuals with fantastic talents. A well-rounded team will have go-to gurus in a variety of disciplines that might include creative strategist, art directors, graphic artists, copywriters, social media experts, and web developers. When these teams work together they can create magic, but what happens when one of your star contributors needs to take a few weeks or months off? Your team can suddenly lose momentum and that’s not good for business.
Knowing where to go to fill those crucial spots on your team can really save the day and keep your creative team on top of its game. Here are the four most common situations to plan for during the year when a creative consultant can join your team to keep it firing on all cylinders.
- Vacations or Short Term Leave. Typically you will know when your staff is taking their vacations, but a sudden illnesses or family emergency can crop up when you least expect it.
- You Need a Specialist to Complete a Project. You’ve built your team to handle the creative work you need to complete on a day-to-day basis for your company or clients. There will likely be a time when you have a larger initiative that requires specific skills that no one on the team possesses. Perhaps you need a particular type of software designer, videographer, or a 3D graphics designer to help you round out the team.
- Surges in Work or Unexpected Deadlines. Depending on your business, seasonality might affect your workload or landing a new client may create a sudden increase in your team’s expected output. You want to be ready for these fluctuations.
- A crucial team member resigns. Employee turnover is unavoidable and at some point you will find yourself faced with someone leaving. You will need to fill that position with someone who not only has the right skills, but also the personality and values that fit your team and company culture.
If you’d like to work on a plan to keep your creative team at the top of its game, Creative Options of DC would be happy to schedule a time to talk with you. You can call us at 703-294-4800 or reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org