I am a massive fan of Pixar Animation studios, i love all the films they make as it brings out the big kid in me. My kids also love the movies and we (i mean me) can’t wait for Cars 2 and Toy Story 3.
Why am i telling you this well i manged to link through to an article on Harvard Business Review about “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity”
The article is written by Ed Catmull – co-founder of Pixar and the president of Pixar and Disney Animation Studios.
Pixar is a community in the true sense of the word. We think that lasting relationships matter, and we share some basic beliefs: Talent is rare. Management’s job is not to prevent risk but to build the capability to recover when failures occur. It must be safe to tell the truth. We must constantly challenge all of our assumptions and search for the flaws that could destroy our culture
If we could adopt this approach in the public sector, it would be an even better place to work.
The statement rings true to me in so many ways, we are a community and we are striving for lasting relationships with customers, residents and partners etc. However we are risk adverse and this stifles creativity. But we can and must change and i believe that we are on the journey now.