Frequently

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We’ve answered some of our clients’ most frequent queries here. If you have any other questions, or would like an initial chat to see if we could help your organisation, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

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Meet the Creatives
we introduce you to a selection of our "creatives".
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We can provide your organisation with a range of face to face and online services.

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What does Working With Creatives do?

Working With Creatives helps organisations ensure their creative employees are effective and happy.

What kinds of organisation benefit from Working With Creatives?

All organisations that recognise that creative colleagues are valuable to their success. This means that Working with Creatives is not limited to assisting ‘Creative Industries’.

How do I know if my organisation needs Working With Creatives?

If you have said - or have wanted to say - a few of these phrases to a creative colleague, then you need Working with Creatives:

"But you’re going to miss the deadline!"
"No, sorry, you can’t exceed the budget."
"It’s a really innovative idea, but Company Rules state that…"
"When are you going to actually start some serious work on it?"
"Why are you so reluctant to discuss that with the team?"
"It’s beautiful, but is it really what the customer wants?"
"Look, you’re employed by this company; it’s not the company that’s working for you."
"Maybe some therapy might help?"
"Why are you so angry?"
"I love your work, where did you get the idea?"
"I couldn’t do what you do!"

How does Working with Creatives typically engage with a client organisation?

Working with Creatives runs inventive and engaging workshops for the client organisation’s staff, writes practical advisory reports, or offers invaluable mentoring services. Or we can offer a combination of these, if that suits your needs.

How long do workshops last?

Any duration from a single one-hour presentation to an extended series of staff workshops.

Who leads the workshops?

All Working with Creatives workshops are led by Professor Alastair Pearce.

Where are workshops held?

Workshops are generally held in clients’ premises although online Zoom / Teams sessions can be arranged.

Can the workshops be customised?

Yes, workshops can be customised to the specific needs of the client’s organisation.

What does a typical Working With Creatives workshop include?

A typical one-day training workshop for 15 - 20 employees would focus on each of the creative personality types introduced in the Working With Creatives video channel, followed by the identification of helpful management skills and their relevance to the client’s organisation.

What does a typical Working with Creatives Workshop feel like?

A Working with Creatives workshop is serious fun: educational, highly interactive, focused on the client’s business, challenging and helpful.

Can ongoing consultancy be arranged?

Yes, ongoing consultancy can be arranged usually following a more wide-ranging introductory workshop.

How much does it cost?

The cost of employing Working with Creatives varies with the type of engagement required. It is defined though discussion with Working With Creatives and depends on the degree of customisation of materials required, the duration of engagement and the type of delivery - workshop, mentoring or reports. All services can be provided online or face to face.

Where is Working with Creatives based?

Working with Creatives is based in Scotland, a nation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

What are the core beliefs of Working with Creatives?

Creatives are vital to successful organisations.
Creatives do not form a single group requiring just one style of management.
Creatives can be tricky to work with and manage, but it can be done!