Let’s start off with the best part of this blog post. Watch the following video.
Back in 1972, the Count showed up on Sesame street. In this, his first appearance, Sesame Street again teaches us a valuable lesson. And, no, it’s not just about cooperation. What I love about this is that the Count recognizes what he likes to do (and what he is good at doing) and what Cookie Monster likes to do (and is good at). And that they, through the power of cooperation, can both do what they want.
How can I use this? AKA, how do I justify watching youtube videos at work?
As part of the leadership team here at UX Sears, I have to be able to not only identify what needs to get done, but then match that to the people that want to do it and really good doing it. It’s not as simple as assigning people to do work. We all know that isn’t a huge recipe for success. It certainly won’t raise any engagement ratings. While you can’t always do only what you want, it certainly makes everyone’s life much more rewarding when you can.
Like the Count, we need cooperation as part of our daily lives in order to capitalize on each others’ strengths and deliver the best user experience.
How do you determine what you teams’ strength are?