In an attempt to eliminate some of the pesky problems plaguing the company President of DC Comics, Diane Nelson, has sent out a letter to each freelance creator of DC Comics. The letter will include a survey that will question each writer and what they think could be improved with the company.
Instances of micro management, last minute changes, and a lack of direction have affected the releases of some key issues.
This is the letter that Ms. Nelson sent out.
“DC Entertainment is committed to its talent. We have the best, brightest and most creative partners in any entertainment industry, and we are deeply invested in strengthening, expanding and energizing how we work together to create the comics we and our fans love.
The company has a long and storied legacy spanning over 80 years, featuring characters that have become pop culture icons. This was accomplished by maintaining DCE as the premier destination for the most talented people in our industry – a tradition we strive to maintain and improve every day.
We want to continue this tradition. We want to foster an environment conducive to your needs. Our goal is to create a culture that allows top writers and artists to do their best work, with the best editorial, marketing, publicity and external support teams at their disposal.
With that in mind, we are launching our first Talent Feedback Survey, which will help us to better understand and identify what we are doing well and where we can make improvements in how we work with you to create great comics. Your responses to this survey will be anonymous and are vital to us as we address our organization and our creative process.
You will be receiving a link and instructions on how to take the survey from our survey partner, Culture-Strategy Fit, in the coming week. In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions.
Your honest and detailed feedback is integral to not only our internal planning and culture, but to how we manage our relationship with you and your contemporaries. Results from this survey will assist us in identifying areas of the business that need our attention, and let us know what areas we can improve and those that we should reinforce. We plan to share directional results with you, as well as key learnings and action plans we may implement based on the feedback received.
We will share further announcements with you as the year progresses and as we continue to strive to make DCE the premier destination for the most creative talent and a company that champions, develops and supports new talent. Thank you for taking the time to participate and for the work you do on behalf of DC Entertainment.”
With all the issues that have hounded DC for quite some time it’s nice to see them put forth an effort to correct any mistakes. Hopefully it all works out for the best.