FAQ – Management

What is Management Muse (Mm)?
Management Muse is a freelancing platform made to focus specifically on cross-pollinating organizations (Management) with new sources of inspiration (Muses) to influence and spark innovation. Our platform enables creative minds, including those with foundation and skills in liberal arts and humanities to connect with management in quest of fresh perspectives.

Who is a Management Muse (Mm)?
Innately creative, he or she is a source of inspiration and fresh perspective that influences management thinking deeply and innovative.

“It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough,” he said. “It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.” – Steve Jobs, 2010

Characteristics of the Creatively Gifted

  1. Independent, anti‑authoritarian
  2. Divergent thinker
  3. Generally considered intelligent
  4. Open to new ideas
  5. Little tolerance for boredom
  6. Willing to undertake stimulating challenges, curious and inquisitive
  7. Self‑actualizer
  8. Aesthetically-inclined
  9. Above average use of brain functions located in the right hemisphere
  10. Strong imagery ability
  11. Abilities of synthesis; tasting color, seeing sound, hearing smells
  12. Generally unaffected by peer pressure
  13. Versatile and adaptable
  14. Score high on Torrance Tests of Creative Ability in the following areas:
  • fluency‑‑produce numerous ideas
  • flexibility‑‑produce variety of ideas and approaches
  • originality‑‑novel ideas
  • elaboration‑‑fill in details
  • redefinition‑‑define or perceive in way different from the average

What Does a Management Muse (Mm) Do?
Mm is a professional listener and observer.
Mm is someone who highlights your flaws, but have confidence that you will work on them and be your best.
Mm is someone who shows you and your team a different perspective you haven’t thought of, and make you think from another angle.
Mm brings into light your abilities and qualities.
Mm brings into light what already exists there, and what is empowering.
Mm is an inspiring professional.
Mm is someone who encourages you and your team to innovate.

Why should I use Management Muse?

New research on the topics of psychology, neuroscience and the relationship between science and humanities demonstrates the best way to approach big challenges is to cross-pollinate organizations with people from various creative capacity. For technology to be truly brilliant, it must be coupled with artistry.

“We tend to assume that experts are the creative geniuses in their own fields. But big breakthroughs often depend on the naive daring of outsiders. For prompting creativity, few things are as important as time devoted to cross-pollination with fields outside our areas of expertise.” – WSJ

“The empirical fact is that innovative organizations are desperate for sources of design differentiation. Why not a Muse? Why not an assiduously cultivated relationship with an individual or a sensibility that can really transform energy and perception? After all, executives hire coaches; why shouldn’t creative innovators budget time and resources for a Muse or two? To the extent that a business is creative, the role and impact of the muse might constitute “best practice.” There’s no reason why ad agencies, retailers or professional services firms shouldn’t “muse different.” – Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business

How does Management Muse work?

  • SELECT
    Browse or search keywords or tags our community of creatives and influencers to find the inspiration energy you are looking for.The rates are transparent and posted on Muses’ profiles. Muses choose their hourly rates and the service and facilitation fee is included in that rate.
  • CONNECT
    Request a booking through the Management Muse’s profile for the desired length of time (starting with daily). Receive confirmation and book.
  • HIRE
    See Amazing Results! Bring fresh perspectives that spark innovation to your company. Rate, Comment, and/or Extend.

What industries do Management Muses come from?
Management Muses come from across every industry. From manufacturing to services, you can explore and connect with the desired creativity and vision you need to succeed.

What size company is Management Muse right for?
Management Muse suits companies of all sizes. Our directory lists Muses suitable for everything from small, mid, to corporate giants.

How do I sign up as a client?
You can create a Management (client) account anytime by clicking on the [Sign up] button.

How do I hire a Management Muse?
As a Management (client), you search the directory, review profiles from suitable Management Muses, and select your top choice. When you are ready to move forward with a Management Muse, simply make an offer to he/she through the Management Muse platform (which sets out dates, daily rates, and other terms). Once the Management Muse accepts your offer, including any conversations between the two to fine tune things, you’re ready to engage your own Management Muse!

How much does it cost to secure a Management Muse?
Management Muses determine their preferred hourly rates. Most Management Muses depending on expertise charge between $45 and $250 per hour.

How do I pay for Management Muse?
You pay through the Management Muse platform. Every Management (client) account has to have a PayPal Business account linked to it. The PayPal Business account can be linked to a credit card and or business checking account. You pay at the time of booking the Management Muse. Start with only a day or so and extend as you gain more confidence in a Muse.

Do clients rate Management Muses?
Yes. After each service is complete, users are asked to provide rate and comment on their experiences. Management Muse aggregates and anonymously shares feedback with Muses so they can improve. We always welcome feedback and suggestions and you can send it to us anytime at support@managementmuse.com.

How to rate and review?
Users are prompted to rate and review the other party automatically after each paid transaction.

How do rates and reviews work?
After a transaction is completed, both Clients and Muses can rate and review each other. A review consists of:

A positive or negative rating (thumbs up or down).
A free-form text comment.

Can users skip the feedback process?
Yes, users can choose not to review the other party. However, they can’t refuse a review from the other party after a completed transaction.

Where do reviews appear?
Reviews are visible to everyone on each user’s profile page. A seller’s rating (percentage of positive ratings and number of ratings) is also shown on each listing page.

Can I enable reviews for free transactions?
Reviews are only available for paid transactions.

Is it possible to edit or delete reviews?
Currently, it is not possible to edit or delete reviews. If there is an issue with a review, you can contact support and we’ll be happy to help.