UX Design team culture & cohesion
Updated: Jul 25, 2018
UX designers/contractors. We say UX is about people, yet, are we investing enough time getting to know one another in a new team?
Example: You walk into a new role & straight into the project. No time invested in getting to know your team well enough, & more importantly, them getting to know you, as the newbie. (Skills mismatch happens, but so does personality mismatch. Like any relationship)
How do contractors adjust? Is it even a problem?
I would think that the stronger the team, the more likely we are to build great products for the outside world. If we don’t understand each other on a deeper, personal level, how can we...well, you get the picture.
Think of a sports team. The longer they are together, the stronger their bond. In theory. New recruits are initiated with the larger playing group to quickly adjust to the new environment & personalities. (Assuming the team are professional & ambitious of course)