Nurturing design, and growing creative teams is not easy for any organization. It’s hell of a lot harder for organizations where design is currently not present.
Creative workers are attracted to creative environments. If you are not in a position to offer that, you’re not going to be able to use design to compete in today’s market.
My efforts for helping organizations which want to embrace design start with assessing the design maturity of the organization itself. This allows me to understand how prepared it is to grow design, and utilize it for business opportunities.
The next step is me taking the intermediary design leadership role at your organization. For the time being I might be the only designer you’re working with. This needs to change as soon as possible by hiring for what will become your design department.
My efforts continue for as long as it takes until you have a healthy design department with a structure, processes, and everything necessary for it to function within your organization.