IA Summit 2018 Main Conference TalkTopic(s): collaboration
Sunday, March 25, 2018
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Track: Strategy Add to Google Calendar
Collaboration is the keystone of successful innovation. And many teams THINK they have a collaborative culture. They share their work, solicit and incorporate feedback, iterate with team members–all activities we associate with a collaborative work process. And still, many teams struggle to generate truly impactful ideas, or to actually build products from those ideas and deliver something valuable to customers. Despite best intentions, they can’t seem to get to a deep, effective level of collaboration necessary for success. Why is something as basic as working together so difficult? Why do we all seem to suck at collaboration?
Join us as we explore the most common challenges of collaborative work, and discuss simple but powerful ways teams can tackle those challenges together: practical methods you can use to override unhealthy patterns, align on goals, and start designing a culture that nurtures robust collaboration.
About the speaker(s)
After working for over 20 years in enterprise software, Karen VanHouten is now the founder and principal of Curious Red LLC, where she helps teams design better ways of working together. Taking the best from human-centered design methodology and combining it with an almost unhealthy level of affection for complex, messy, human problems, she helps teams identify roadblocks and barriers to their potential, and helps them become more productive, more innovative, more collaborative, and most importantly, more human with each other.