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Culture ’19 Session spotlight: Mastering Collaboration – Making Working Together Less Painful and More Productive

As we countdown to our annual Culture ’19, our one day conference for people creating better teams and workplace cultures , we’re highlighting great sessions you can expect there.

If you like what you see, then why not get along? It’s in Sydney on October 30. From hiring to leading, communicating and providing feedback, creating inclusive high performing teams benefits your employees and your organisation.

Gretchen Anderson
Gretchen Anderson
Product Design Consultant

Mastering Collaboration – Making Working Together Less Painful and More Productive

Our relationship with collaboration is painful. We say we value teamwork, but it often gets messy and complicated. This session breaks down three ways we can work better together as product, developer, design, and business people to help their work shine.

I have several ways to shade this for different audiences. For developers, I focus on exploring ideas, and communicating; for product management I emphasize setting the right environment for their team to thrive as collaborators.

Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen consults with clients to inform their product strategy and improve team collaboration skills, and her book, Mastering Collaboration is available from O’Reilly. She spent the first part of her career in design consulting for firms like frog design, Cooper, and LUNAR. Recently, she was Head of Design at PG&E, California’s largest energy company, she has led the design of the hardware and software of a next-generation surgical system, and served as VP of Product at GreatSchools.org.

Her past clients include Virgin Records, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson, and Intel. Gretchen is a Bay Area native who left only long enough to get a bachelor’s degree from Harvard in History & Literature.

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