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Steelcase

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Interviewee

126 Engineer, Researcher

Team Disadvantages

0, 2

Project Outcome

Successful

Industry

Furniture/home/office

Location

Shanghai

Team Risk Tolerance

High

Team Dynamics

TeamDynamics_Turnaround

Company

Steelcase


The reason I say that I really enjoyed this project is, they have a really good project leader. I'm not sure, maybe you don't know her. The way I really enjoyed. We just able to try to motivate you go forward, instead of pushing you, pushing, pushing you. She tried to just to let you work alone. I'm sorry, maybe work alone is not correct. Maybe just let you work more independently, but to, from time to time, to give you suggestions, but instead for all those, it includes you, so I really enjoyed it. [6133],[6135],[6126],[6132],[6134]
This is a problem why we delayed the deal with this project a little bit by one month, because this is the first time for Steelcase Tokyo office to develop a office furniture for issue. The engineers, we work closely, our best in somewhere, in America. I think a lot of communication barriers. Sometimes we get suggestions from the American side, some we get suggestions from the Tokyo office. Some we cannot decide, some miscommunication between ... They didn't build something, they didn't [inaudible 00:14:06] the America side, so [6127]
This is a problem why we delayed the deal with this project a little bit by one month, because this is the first time for Steelcase Tokyo office to develop a office furniture for issue. The engineers, we work closely, our best in somewhere, in America. I think a lot of communication barriers. Sometimes we get suggestions from the American side, some we get suggestions from the Tokyo office. Some we cannot decide, some miscommunication between ... They didn't build something, they didn't [inaudible 00:14:06] the America side, so ... [6137],[6136],[6138]
You mean for us? I think for [McKinley 00:16:53] ... I cannot say it is useful, I think it is just you can have a rough idea what it is. If you're industrial designer on this project, I think it is very important. I think designing a table for Asia and for America is quite different. [6128]
Yeah, we just made the table. [6129]
On this project, we have very good relationship with team members and the team leader. This is one of the most important factors I enjoyed. To be honest, we also have some problems about the team members relationship from project leader's point of view. I think one person is not suited well to the project, so that is a small problem. [6139],[6130]
Our project leader is quite nice and tried to overcome this problem and coach this guy. [6131]
Because I am a ... He is a friend of mine, and from time to time, I give him some suggestions, and be more professional, work a little bit harder, something like that. [6141],[6140]
Reference Tags
[6133] Believes one has high agency,[6135] Organizational encouragement,[6126] Promote autonomy & sense of ownership,[6132] Promote autonomy & sense of ownership,[6134] Trust,[6127] Communication issues,[6137] Communication issues,[6136] Cultural differences,[6138] Internal changes/challenges,[6128] Cultural differences,[6129] Ikea effect,[6139] Internal changes/challenges,[6130] Quick resolution of relationship conflict,[6131] Quick resolution of relationship conflict,[6141] Believes one has a hopeful path,[6140] Believes one has high agency

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