From tribal knowledge to a fully supported and connected suite of tools.
In our small days, when we all worked in the same room, one could just speak out loud and the whole team could get the news. If Ben found something useful about a particular technology, all he had to do was say “Hey, look at this…” and the rest of our team was up to date. Learn something about a hot platform or a model that might help a customer or a project? Simply turn around and draw it on the whiteboard for everyone to see. Unfortunately, this system stopped working well when we grew to 20 people, then 40, then more. A communication tool like Slack helped, if only a small improvement over HeyLookAtThis™. There was opportunity for more efficient communication if we built a foundation.
To be a leader in the digital solutions space, it is our responsibility to thoroughly understand the bleeding edge of technology, the upcoming trends, and the pitfalls to avoid when adopting them. This is vital information that will guide our partners in the right direction. Growing is great, and when our team reached larger sizes the cozy little whiteboard was lost, but we found that the growth enabled new and much better ways for us to get the latest in our digital world.