Crafting an Effective Working Group

Working together to solve complex, cross-functional problems

Jessica Harllee
Jun 20, 2017 · 9 min read
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Illustration by Karolin Schnoor

1. Establish a goal

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We reviewed the goals of the Design Principles working group at every meeting

2. Designate a facilitator

3. Define operations

4. Set milestones

5. Operate transparently

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We frequently emailed relevant teams when there were important updates to the web toolkit

6. Evaluate your process

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The Style Guide working group ran remote-friendly retrospectives to understand what was working well and what was challenging

7. Discuss the necessity of the group

8. Celebrate your victories

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Style Guide demo days were a great way to celebrate our hard work


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