Job descriptions as a system of responsibilities

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I’ve occasionally been asked to write new job descriptions for new producer roles, or rewrite descriptions for existing roles. When given this task, the first thing I usually ask is whether if I can have access to the current job descriptions of the other roles in the company (or the sub-team if it’s a big… [continue]

Respecting role boundaries

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Many creative businesses gravitate towards loose structures and flat hierarchies because the autonomy which it allows is more conducive to innovative, non-routine work than rigid structures. However, working within this kind of arrangement has its own pitfalls. One that I’ve come across frequently while working in this kind of setup is where one (or more)… [continue]

Not just the messenger

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One of the key responsibilities of a producer is to liaise between the project team and the client. But often, I’ve seen producers simply forward emails with feedback from the client to the team, without at all processing the request themselves. This is lazy liaising. Before any changes are passed on for execution, I would expect… [continue]