The Perfect Company
In the last year or so, every time I’ve given a talk on collaboration or building an organization, an audience member has approached me (either privately or through Q&A) with a question about their current frustrations with their job or org. The question usually sounds something like this:
What you described in your talk sounds great. I’m at Company X and we don’t have any of that. I’ve tried to get people to collaborate more, let designers code, bring engineers into the process, but I’m not making any progress and I don’t think anyone else agrees that these are real problems. What should I do?
Typically, I’ll ask a few clarifying questions and give some light pointers. But in the end, my advice is usually for that person to quit and find a new role. The reason I give is that you need to work somewhere that values what you value. Certainly, there are many successful organizations where
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