We don’t get no respect…

It’s easy to work in silos and get so focused on what your team or department is doing that you forget about the bigger picture. 

And often, there is awesome work happening in another team that impacts or improves what you are working on.

Try this: Swap 10.

Ask another team for 10 minutes on their agenda.  Show up and present a key initiative your team is struggling with, or a challenge you face or a goal you are close to meeting. 

Give them 10 minutes on your agenda to do the same.

Chances are, you will learn from each other and maybe help solve each other’s challenges.  At the very least, you will certainly increase respect for each other’s workload and process.

Bonus tip:  Ask someone on your team to do the presentation to build their skills and enhance their image.