Sometimes I walk out of these meetings feeling like we got nowhere, and other times I feel like things are going to be okay at my job and we are all working together. But one thing that I have learned about these meetings is that everyone has to be willing to listen to the other side. If I think there is an idea that will be perfect for the problem, and I suggest it sometimes it doesn't work for someone else. This might be because there is a part of the picture that I didn't see because I am not in their shoes all the time. The key is to listen when the other department expresses that and not to just bulldoze right over them.
So here's to good collaboration and no bulldozing--just try to understand!
|Thank you to http://www.construction-machine.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Bulldozer11.jpg for the picture|