people, process & product
TEAM & COLLABORATION
A Better Me Makes for a Better We
Do I think outside of myself?
Do I listen / feel listened to?
Understand and value what each function of creation brings to the table to make a better product
Building trust doesn’t happen overnight
Build trust through small moments
Consistent day to day support
Clear communication across functions and teams
MUTUAL INVESTMENT IN SUCESS
Concentric circles of investment outward
From the smaller design teams
To the immediate business team and beyond
To accounts with the end in mind
TEAM DIRECTION & APPROACH
Set the stage and create with passion and a deep connection to the consumer
SET THE TONE
Who are we designing for?
Who do we want to be as a team?
What do we want to focus on as a team / individuals?
How do we grow as a team this season?
UNLEASH UNIQUE TALENTS
Build a diverse team with complimentary, unique skillsets
Leverage what makes them passionate
Provide enough space to have ownership and growth
Create a big enough idea to let other people in
Build gate to gate iteration upon a root idea
Create Long term strategy
Adapt as it evolves throughout the process
Rings of process
start healthy, finish healthy
• How we work together is as important as the work we do together.
• Approach with best intent and think outside of yourself with empathy.
CROSS FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
• Get investment and enthusiastic buy-in from all functions to ensure reduced revisions later in the process.
PROCESS / CALENDAR
• Facilitate better and more sustainable work flow through simplified process and clear goals.
• Identify opportunities within the current workflow to simplify and adjust.
• Future thinking to facilitate process improvements though new tech and honest look at what has / hasn’t worked in the past.