Working as an experience designer at ZEISS Digital Innovation Partners and interacting on a daily basis with colleagues from business and engineering, it is essential to make ideas experienceable rapidly, iterate on feedback and bring products out to customers quickly. To reach this goal, we put our efforts into creating a working culture that fosters collaboration within the cross-functional teams focusing on exchange, knowledge sharing and mutual understanding.
From startups in Silicon Valley to big tech companies and corporate innovation hubs: It seems that “failing” is widely accepted these days. Entrepreneurs celebrate “Fuckup nights” and startup employees are excited about how they “embrace failure”. Sounds like a relaxed way of working, right? No responsibility, no accountability, no consequences. The opposite is the case. But let’s start from the beginning.