Lasso


Volume One

  1. Post-Pandemic Workhorse
  2. Personal Archives
  3. Finding Footing
  4. Lone Traveler
  5. Pod Rotations
  6. Communal Material

My Tools

  1. The Magic Boxes︎︎︎
  2. Semester Catalog
  3. Federico
  4. Image Index

Info

Lasso is a digital zine that compiles a selection of my graduate work over a six-month period as I explore “place,” collective practices, and personal tools in the field of graphic design. 

Mark

Pod Rotations

August 2021

A proposal to increase collaboration, understanding, and personal development across a remote design team.

Intention
Increase collaboration among remote team members by installing small group huddles on regular basis. Conversing in smaller groups can support individuality and friendliness. Setting aside an hour to socialize can give team leaders a stronger understanding of individual workloads, availability, and strengths.

Format
Pods can be organized randomly or by responsibilities according to quarterly projects. Each pod huddle will be conducted by a Senior Director. The pods should include a mix of team members by specialty. Huddles should kick off or end a work week, follow a bi-weekly or monthly cadence, and be reassembled with new members after every business quarter. The huddle conductors can determine a shared value system for how they structure these meetings, but should focus primarily on the uniqueness of each individual.

Considerations
Pod huddles are a way for coworkers to connect with each other. Whether team members are working on projects together or separately, getting together to discuss projects or obstacles can lead to opportunities to collaborate and learn from each other’s skill sets and experiences. For huddle conductors, structuring small groups can increase transparency in communication while learning the personalities and working styles of different people. Design managers should continue to meet with their direct reports on regular basis to address individual needs.

Future Rotations
Every huddle conductor should have a different grouping of people in each rotation. Overlaps among members are encouraged. Pod members should be active participants when developing the structure and evolving values of team gatherings.



A quote from Zapatista of Chiapa extracted from Designs for the Pluriverse.
Mark

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