While I worked & traveled across Scandinavia for about four weeks and my team is spread out in Switzerland and Romania, I never felt really far away from them.
For me, it’s not the physical presence that matters, but the atmosphere in the team, the collaborative work and the regular exchange — both in calls and asynchronously via chats.
Culture is a difficult word. What belongs in a corporate culture, what is UX Culture and aren’t we all overloaded with processes, routines, meetings and ideas that we are supposed to integrate into our daily work?
I don’t want to praise a certain culture up to the sky or condemn it. It’s just important to me that my team, and also all the other people I work with, understand what I do, why I make certain decisions and that I can ask for input and help.
That’s why I see UX culture and all other forms of corporate culture are about communication, sharing knowledge, understanding and offering help.