Teamwork: More than working together
If you have ever worked in a startup, you know that the team is the core of everything you do.
It is often stated that many startup failures can also be traced to a lack of focus within the team. This raises a few questions about creating a well made team: who are they, what are their backgrounds, and why do they work together? In this short piece we will answer how we see this at Skalar, how we work in teams, and why we know that it’s the right way for us. In teamwork nothing can be set in stone.
At the beginning of co-creating with a client, the team will consist of several people working in a broader scope, focusing on getting to know the market, position the idea and implementing the prototype with the right features at the right time. We have different teams in Skalar, catered to the challenges they solve. If a product team is well underway with their strategic collaboration, they will most often be a smaller targeted force. In these cases we have mapped out the path and are well on our way to implement and run our co-created digital product. Our targeted approach makes sure we continue to create value together with the client. At Skalar we work at the intersection of business, design and tech, which is always reflected in our teams. This means that they can rely on the skills of each other. We work this way because we know that different mindsets push things along.
Every team consists of competence in tech, design and business. The team works closely together to initially create a tailor-made product with the client. Like a tailor, we need the client to be involved in the process so we can get to know their pains and bottlenecks. Then we begin to develop a holistic view of how their business works and how we can help them grow. Our aim is to first build a team within Skalar dedicated to create and implement their digital product, making value throughout.
There is no “I” in team.
Having written about teamwork in our previous article on co-creation, it is evident that teamwork is vital to everything we do. Teamwork is the backbone of all our processes, especially the ones we have with our clients. We build long strategic partnerships, aimed to help companies experience growth and to be a part of co-creating digital products of value. We find opportunities to build solutions with talent who are amongst the best in their field.