Ways to work better in a team

Ways to work better in a team

Ways to work better in a team

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Shared team goals minimize misunderstandings and chances of misalignment and foster a collective sense of ownership.

Ultimately, this unity around a vision not only improves the quality of the final design but also nurtures a collaborative culture where every team member is motivated to contribute their best efforts.

Shared team goals minimize misunderstandings and chances of misalignment and foster a collective sense of ownership.

Ultimately, this unity around a vision not only improves the quality of the final design but also nurtures a collaborative culture where every team member is motivated to contribute their best efforts.

Shared team goals minimize misunderstandings and chances of misalignment and foster a collective sense of ownership.

Ultimately, this unity around a vision not only improves the quality of the final design but also nurtures a collaborative culture where every team member is motivated to contribute their best efforts.

Korie Cull,

Art Director at Apple

Korie Cull,

Art Director at Apple

Korie Cull,

Art Director at Apple

The main drivers of successful collaboration

The main drivers of successful collaboration

The main drivers of successful collaboration

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A great leader strives to create a respectful work environment for everyone. If there’s mutual respect for every individual’s talent and skill set, the team is bound to succeed.


I think it’s essential to educate staff and colleagues on the value of collaboration and its positive impact on both an individual and team level. This education can take various forms, including workshops, training sessions, and team-building exercises that emphasize the benefits of collective thinking.

A great leader strives to create a respectful work environment for everyone. If there’s mutual respect for every individual’s talent and skill set, the team is bound to succeed.


I think it’s essential to educate staff and colleagues on the value of collaboration and its positive impact on both an individual and team level. This education can take various forms, including workshops, training sessions, and team-building exercises that emphasize the benefits of collective thinking.

A great leader strives to create a respectful work environment for everyone. If there’s mutual respect for every individual’s talent and skill set, the team is bound to succeed.


I think it’s essential to educate staff and colleagues on the value of collaboration and its positive impact on both an individual and team level. This education can take various forms, including workshops, training sessions, and team-building exercises that emphasize the benefits of collective thinking.

Anant Ahuja, Cofounder and Managing Partner at Irregulars Alliance

Anant Ahuja, Cofounder and Managing Partner at Irregulars Alliance

Anant Ahuja, Cofounder and Managing Partner at Irregulars Alliance

Korie Cull,

Art Director at Apple

Korie Cull,

Art Director at Apple

Korie Cull,

Art Director at Apple

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Although designers attend an average of 3 meetings per week, only half of them believe that all of these meetings are necessary

Although designers attend an average of 3 meetings per week, only half of them believe that all of these meetings are necessary

Although designers attend an average of 3 meetings per week, only half of them believe that all of these meetings are necessary

I keep meetings at a minimum: usually only calls for briefing & feedback. The rest is mostly done over text or deck comments. I try to give the creatives trust and time so they can make magic and shine.

I keep meetings at a minimum: usually only calls for briefing & feedback. The rest is mostly done over text or deck comments. I try to give the creatives trust and time so they can make magic and shine.

I keep meetings at a minimum: usually only calls for briefing & feedback. The rest is mostly done over text or deck comments. I try to give the creatives trust and time so they can make magic and shine.

Zipeng Zhu, Co-founder and Creative Director at Dazzle Studio

Zipeng Zhu, Co-founder and Creative Director at Dazzle Studio

Zipeng Zhu, Co-founder and Creative Director at Dazzle Studio

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23% of respondents believe that effective collaboration can be achieved online.

23% of respondents believe that effective collaboration can be achieved online.

23% of respondents believe that effective collaboration can be achieved online.

But 43% still prefer to work from home.

But 43% still prefer to work from home.

But 43% still prefer to work from home.

Meet at least twice a year somewhere in the world: it could be a one-week offsite, where the team just sleeps, eats and works with no rigid schedule. Introduce regular online sessions: have fun activities, eat lunch online, etc. Do things that aren’t about work and get to know each other.

Meet at least twice a year somewhere in the world: it could be a one-week offsite, where the team just sleeps, eats and works with no rigid schedule. Introduce regular online sessions: have fun activities, eat lunch online, etc. Do things that aren’t about work and get to know each other.

Meet at least twice a year somewhere in the world: it could be a one-week offsite, where the team just sleeps, eats and works with no rigid schedule. Introduce regular online sessions: have fun activities, eat lunch online, etc. Do things that aren’t about work and get to know each other.

Christopher Nguyen, Design consultant, UX-career coach and Author of UX Playbook

Christopher Nguyen, Design consultant, UX-career coach and Author of UX Playbook

Christopher Nguyen, Design consultant, UX-career coach and Author of UX Playbook

The self-assessed collaboration skills of respondents don’t correlate with the work environment, whether office, remote, or hybrid

The self-assessed collaboration skills of respondents don’t correlate with the work environment, whether office, remote, or hybrid

The self-assessed collaboration skills of respondents don’t correlate with the work environment, whether office, remote, or hybrid

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Soft skills that designers consider important for effective collaboration

Soft skills that designers consider important for effective collaboration

Soft skills that designers consider important for effective collaboration

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Click on the + to view selected responses from surveyed designers

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Things that help people across the industry develop soft skills

Things that help people across the industry develop soft skills

Things that help people across the industry develop soft skills

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The tasks will always be there, but you should always zoom out and learn from people who are at your level or better than you.


Like any skill, soft skills just take practice. Ask yourself if you behave the way desired in this situation. If not, figure things out and move closer to the goal.

The tasks will always be there, but you should always zoom out and learn from people who are at your level or better than you.


Like any skill, soft skills just take practice. Ask yourself if you behave the way desired in this situation. If not, figure things out and move closer to the goal.

The tasks will always be there, but you should always zoom out and learn from people who are at your level or better than you.


Like any skill, soft skills just take practice. Ask yourself if you behave the way desired in this situation. If not, figure things out and move closer to the goal.

Chen Mizrach, Creative Director at Mindspace

Chen Mizrach, Creative Director at Mindspace

Chen Mizrach, Creative Director at Mindspace

Christopher Nguyen, Design consultant, UX-career coach and Author of UX Playbook

Christopher Nguyen, Design consultant, UX-career coach and Author of UX Playbook

Christopher Nguyen, Design consultant, UX-career coach and Author of UX Playbook

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Workflow management tools that the surveyed find most useful to smooth the co-creation processes

Workflow management tools that the surveyed find most useful to smooth the co-creation processes

Workflow management tools that the surveyed find most useful to smooth the co-creation processes

The tools we find super useful allow us to co-create together and communicate openly and transparently. Figma and Notion are good examples, as you can have multiple people in any space.

Without tools like these, where people can dip in and out, we’d have to arrange numerous calls and processes to try and make it work—logistically, it would be a time vampire.

The tools we find super useful allow us to co-create together and communicate openly and transparently. Figma and Notion are good examples, as you can have multiple people in any space.

Without tools like these, where people can dip in and out, we’d have to arrange numerous calls and processes to try and make it work—logistically, it would be a time vampire.

The tools we find super useful allow us to co-create together and communicate openly and transparently. Figma and Notion are good examples, as you can have multiple people in any space.

Without tools like these, where people can dip in and out, we’d have to arrange numerous calls and processes to try and make it work—logistically, it would be a time vampire.

Abb-d Taiyo, Founder of Driftime, a UK-based creative practice

Abb-d Taiyo, Founder of Driftime, a UK-based creative practice

Abb-d Taiyo, Founder of Driftime, a UK-based creative practice

The biggest obstacles to collaboration in the design industry

The biggest obstacles to collaboration in the design industry

The biggest obstacles to collaboration in the design industry

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