You know when you work for an organisation, it can sometimes feel like your colleagues are based at another company simply because you work on separate projects or in different disciplines. Well we find that, from time to time, here at Corporation Pop.
Our gang includes artists, designers, developers, project managers, writers and software engineers but despite the fact that we’re a tight team, and we generally understand what’s happening across projects, every now and then we miss the detail, or only see the end product.
That’s why we introduced Show and Tell. It’s our weekly get together which gives us the opportunity to find out what our colleagues are really up to.
For the last hour on a Friday the team gathers in the Co.Pop meeting room and we focus on one person’s recent work. That might be the rendering of a 3D image of human lungs, the outcomes of our kids’ focus group, how a designer approaches React Native, or the final projects from our management training programme.
It gives each of us a peep into our workmates’ jobs, and helps us to see how everything relates, as well as giving us an opportunity to ask questions. Ultimately we walk away with a better understanding and an appreciation of what we all do, which is great for the team and I’d go as far as to say, good for the business as well.