Attaining a Collaborative Shared Understanding

Jared Spool

February 24th, 2017

In this week’s article I recap the two types of shared understanding and which of them is more likely to produce a successful design.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

As we study what makes design teams successful, shared understanding keeps bubbling up to the top of our list. Teams that attain a shared understanding are far more likely to get a great design than those teams who fail to develop a common perception of the project’s goals and outcome.

Even when the team has a goal of attaining a shared understanding, we’ve found there are two opposing approaches, which we call contractual understanding and collaborative understanding.

Read the article: Attaining a Collaborative Shared Understanding.

Have you transitioned from a contractual approach to a collaborative approach to attain a shared understanding? Tell us about it below.

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