Affecting Culture in a Meaningful Way


A lesson in the making of culture via the making of work via Pixar's Ed Catmull in  Creativity, Inc:

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Improvement didn’t happen overnight. But by the time we finished A Bug’s Life, the production managers were no longer seen as impediments to creative progress but as peers—as first-class citizens. We had become better.

This was a success in itself, but it came with an added and unexpected benefit: the act of thinking about the problem and responding to it was invigorating and rewarding. We realized that our purpose was not merely to build a studio that made hit films but also to foster a creative culture that would continually ask questions.

Conversation is a tool to encourage thinking together. When used this way, it leads groups to a new awareness, affecting culture in a meaningful way.

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