Peer to Peer

Chris Teague - 1 min

What's it for: Removing power structures

Who's it for: Problem solvers


“Magic happens when there is a loss of ego in the room” Ed Catmull, Pixar

This Friday, Frozen II finally arrives in cinemas nationwide. Like many parents, I will be there with my excited girls to see how Pixar has built on the epic first film.

As in my earlier blog post; Smart to share, even smarter to listen the story of Frozen was a success due to the one significant storyline change.

The change came about as a result of a temporary team/group ‘The Brain Trust’. The group is a problem-solving initiative at Pixar, and they operate under 4 fundamental principles which I believe can benefit any team or business:

Nobody can override the director; remove the power structure from the room]. If a filmmaker knows they can be overruled, then they adopt a defensive posture when receiving feedback, and they don’t listen. This principle ensures they treat comments as comments to help them. Peer to peer; filmmaker to filmmaker, not boss to filmmaker or boss to employee. They all share in each others success and have a vested interest in the success Give and take honest notes.

To find out more watch: This is what makes Pixar so successful