Essay on Pixar's Way of Fostering Creativity

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary 3

Introduction 4

Pixar’s way of fostering creativity 4
Creating a motivational environment within Pixar for their employees 4
Developing motivation for creativity through physical surroundings. 4
Motivating individuals and teams at Pixar 5
The significance of group relationships for motivation and productivity 6
What Pixar’s creative practices reveal about their empowerment management. 6
The link between empowerment and creativity 7
How Pixar’s creativity practices empower their employees 8
The contribution of empowerment to the success of Pixar Animation Studios 9

Practical Implications within Supply Chain 11

Conclusion 12

References 13

Appendix 15

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Therefore it can be seen that Pixar’s management style increases self-actualization and self-esteem, which is a key factor for motivation.
This attitude of self-accomplishment resonates throughout the organization as each individual works in collaboration to achieve the same goal. An example of this is the establishment of the “Brain Trust”, where directors along with any individual whom can provide value are brought together at any time when honest feedback is required for a film for whatever state it is currently in, also it encourages ideas to be bounced of one another. The success of the “Brain Trust” is due to the work ethic of each individual and how they can work in collaboration, Pixar understands that collaboration leads to creativity and potential innovative ideas.

The significance of group relationships for motivation and productivity

“If you give a good idea to a mediocre team, they’ll screw it up. But if you give a mediocre idea to a great team, they’ll make it work” – Ed Catmull. Ed emphasizes the significance how team collaboration plays an important role for motivating individuals which leads to improved work productivity and quality. The level of collaboration however is attributed to the individual’s personality and ability to work as a team. It is beneficial for the organization to hire talented individuals, however the challenge is to get

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