When two parties within the same company begin to bicker and disagree, things can go downhill quickly. Neither party may want to accept the blame for the poor relationship, but an improvement must be made in the communication between the two parties so that the disagreements don't extend further.
To truly reduce the turbulence of change, you may first need to simply accept that turbulence is coming, instead of trying to prevent it. By understanding that everyone responds differently to change, and allowing for a period of turbulence, you'll enable everyone to move more quickly past it.
With so much focus on thinking outside the box, many of us often forget that simply thinking inside the box will give us the answers we need. If you're having difficulty completing projects on time, you may just need to use the skills you already have inside, rather than what lies outside.
Dealing with difficult people should not be a skill that only some possess. There are difficult people in almost any project or office, and your inability to work with them could hold back the entire team. Taking the time to learn exactly why someone is difficult could be the solution.
We're pleased to bring you technical editors who are well respected in their fields. Get their take on everything that relates to the industry, technically speaking. In this issue, Brian Marick explains why he believes the future of software lies in trust and teamwork among the many people who care about quality.