Cross-functional collaboration can be tricky for any team. There’s no easy way to merge management styles and differing development methodologies. For tech teams—where traditional processes often clash with engineering workflows—it can be particularly challenging.
If you’ve ever worked on a team that included both designers and engineers, you know they have fundamentally different ways of working. That can be a challenge when you’re in charge of coordinating a project. So how do you keep the working relationship complementary and conflict free? Here are 10 ways to make the process easier.
Is your team stuck in a creative rut? Are they finding it hard to collaborate? Your team’s best work can be directly related to company culture. Changes in culture, such as a tweak to a process or a shift in where people share ideas, can reignite a team’s collaborative spirit and get creative juices flowing.
Voted one of CIO Magazine’s Top 100 UK CIOs in 2016, Mark Evans may be best known as a visionary Head of IT who made Rider Levett Bucknall one of the first companies in the construction industry to implement a zero-infrastructure model.
To stay competitive, you need to provide your customers with memorable experiences. What was once considered “good enough” isn’t anymore. According to Forrester, 72% of businesses say improving the customer experience is their top priority, and many are reworking their approach. But to land that sale with today’s customer, you have to focus on the customer, not the sale itself.
With the web and social media’s ever-growing presence, your customers are more informed than ever. They’re experienced at competitive bidding and focused on value over price. They compare offerings and ask friends for personal experiences. And 3 out of 4 expect sales reps to understand their individual needs.