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As you describe it, it's not "a team" but a number of pros assigned to work in parallel different maybe independent missions. One way to make a team out of that people would be to serialize work, instead of doing it in parallel. Let me explain myself: I'm suggesting that the whole team (or two half-teams) fucused in a single project (or two) for a short ...


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I work at a company that has UX pods in a lot of different teams. In the pod I work in, the UX designers often work on different projects. We have a weekly pod meeting and everyone has the opportunity to discuss/share what they are working on. We also have an overall UX staff meeting once a month. The individual contributors have the option to present their ...


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Reframe this: it's a great opportunity! The obvious way to interpret your situation is... The team has a hard time keeping in touch because individuals are off in project-land, each assigned to different project. As a result fragmentation and isolation happens and I'd like a way to avoid that and promote sharing and team spirit. This view of the ...


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See if you can organize your team around 2-3 common missions or objectives? Split your team into 2-3 mission-based sub-teams and identify a point-person for each mission (for example "team process simplification", "team delight", etc.). Make the point-persons responsible for certain mission-specific KPIs. Rotate team leads every couple of weeks or months to ...


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Interesting, I am about to join such a group (starting tomorrow, actually), so I was hoping for a huge discussion here :-) From my frontend experience, I would try the following: Splitting the group in two halves, say, Blues and Reds. Let them present separately one day per week. This will also bump up the team spirit. Gamify presenting with visuals: one ...


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Online tools such as Slack and Asana can really help with team communication and collaboration. In your situation, it would enable any member of the team to see at what stage other parts of the project(s) are. As it can also be used as a replacement for internal email, it is more likely to be kept up-to-date than a physical board that may be less obviously ...


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In our company we have a monthly stand ups for sharing project updates among teamleaders. This works quite good as there is always enough news to tell. And it does not take too much time too often - around one hour. May be you try two tracks, one weekly 5 minutes update each member and a monthly 10-15 minutes update with slides or images in form of a little ...



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