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OTHER VITAL TEAM TOOLS THAT BOOST COLLABORATION

People with different expertise and backgrounds see the world differently.

As one Silicon Valley leader said, “When you are bringing people together who have different competencies, they think and act differently. Their brains are wired differently. For example, marketing and finance were working together recently. The two departments’ spreadsheets didn’t even look alike.”

Other leaders said similar things. As one put it, “Operations and product groups see the world differently.” Another summed it up as: “It’s as if we’re all roped together, climbing up the mountain, and we each think we have a better path up that mountain. We all have the same goal, but we’re all tugging to get others to follow ...

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