The Effective Design Teamwork
A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.Teamwork can be defined as a group of people working together towards a common purpose or goal. But this is easier said than done. Even bringing together a group of designers can bubble up many different perspectives on how to accomplish a goal.
We are an effective team because we consider:
Build a strong structure
We have clear communication on a compelling team direction and this provides such structure to a fast moving design team. We are most productive when we know that the work is meaningful and adds value to the long term strategy of the business.
Streamline the design workflowWe are always finding ways to ease design handoff, sharing, feedback, or using collaboration tools, then we can make our process more efficient and prevent wasted time or duplicated work.
Emphasize knowledge sharing
Designers are not alike, everyone has their strengths and areas where they can grow. Maximize the contribution of every individual by building a culture of sharing rather than competition, where people feel comfortable sharing their knowledge. This can be done by simply sharing tips on how one improves their working process after a project has concluded.
Refine critique culture
Critique is one of the foundations of a well-functioning design process. When design teams get brought in house, designers must learn to work with non-designers who may be unfamiliar with the culture of design critique. Think of how you respond to criticism. The natural tendency is to defend your idea, but in a design critique process, more senior designers should set an example and focus the discussion around problems and possible solutions.
Founders Of NAMGAN
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We constantly seek to increase our knowledge by looking outside of ourselves and the company. We are motivated to learn quickly. We know progress is found where our greatest fears lie. We seek to understand our strategy, market, customers, and suppliers.
The quality of our work is incredibly important to us. We care about creating the best possible outcome for our customers while feeling proud of what we do. We believe that performing at a high level is contagious and allows our team members to make each other stronger and our work better. We deliver joy to our customers by removing their frustration.
We share information openly and proactively. We are known for candor, empathy and directness. We are non-political when disagreeing with others. We are quick to admit mistakes.
We say what we think, even if it’s controversial. We make tough decisions confidently, without agonizing. We take smart risks. We are willing to sacrifice to pursue our passion. We question actions that don’t match our values.