Creating an Environment of Cross Training & Sharing
I was recently asked by a friend of mine who manages several interface engineers, “How do I create an environment of cross training and sharing of information? We are working in silos, and it has been costly to the organization.” When you only have one person working on interfaces this can still be an issue because most likely you have another individual who supports the interfaces when they are out. Most interface engineers that I have worked with are introverted geniuses. They can usually make interface engines do things that no one ever thinks of; however, many like to keep their “cards close to their chest”.
In most cases, it is always best to relate a problem in ways that will benefit the individual. Here are some ways an open environment will benefit the individual:
If you are a manager, it is sometime difficult to make a culture shift in your group. In the short term, this requires people to slow down and re-think what they are doing. Again, it is human nature to become creature of habits. Breaking those habits is not always easy and there could be some complaining. However, keep constantly in front of your staff why we are doing this and it is to benefit them. Show month progress to be 100% complaint and celebrate when you do hit the 100% mark. Be strategic in your planning, it will benefit you, the department, the organization and your team!
Kevin L Frederick
Founder & CEO
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