Having been immersed in a mixed environment for many years, I started to be curious about the dynamics that groups of people with different skills create when they work together.
In the context of our sector, digital sports, what we create is a mix of content, user experience, and technology, hence the need for a variety of skills cooperating together for the final results.
Very often different groups of skills do not integrate natively well together, they tend to have not the highest consideration for people that are different. This is human nature. But not right, not great and definitively not smart.
Ask techies about designers, ask marketers about techies, etc…
Luckily enough this is not everybody, and it’s improving recently because multi-disciplinary teams are becoming the norm.
Personally, I have covered most of those roles in my career.
I have never found anything more inspiring than, when working with mix-skilled people, you achieve something new and you also learned while doing it.
We all need each other to succeed, and the ultimate goal is making fans experience the sport they love in the most engaging way possible.