An Heir and a Spare: Managing Design Teams During Times of Transition

  • Hyatt Regency Chicago 151 East Upper Wacker Drive Chicago, IL, 60601 United States

As design managers and leaders, we spend so much time focused on what’s needed right now in service of great design: Take care of the day-to-day needs of the team. Hit those quarterly milestones. Meet and exceed expectations all around. With so many decisions to be made, how can you take the long-term view when you walk out of the office? Not just for your team, but for your life and career?

In this talk at HOW Design Live, we’ll focus on questions that we hear regularly from design leaders, and that we’ve had to wrestle with ourselves: 

  • How do I start thinking about the long term, both for myself and my team?
  • How do I identify and successfully groom team members that could become leaders in my organization?
  • How do I work with my team to best support those who have to step away due to unforeseen circumstances?
  • How will I prepare my team to be successful if I’m not there?