A House Divided

Tech folks think business folks are assholes who don’t understand the technical details and should get out of the way.

Business folks think tech folks are assholes who don’t understand the financial details and should just do what they’re told.

In a way, they’re both right…

Solution: Cross the cultural divide and learn something about the other side of the house. I know it’s helped me immensely to gain a bit of understanding about how the business side works. That understanding leads to empathy and that empathy leads to collaboration and solutions to problems that each side can’t solve on it’s own.

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One Response to A House Divided

  1. Josh Cheshire says:

    One of the things I love about working for my company is the mutual respect afforded between sales and tech. Our sales personnel are, in general, some of the most technically knowledgeable sales people I’ve ever worked with. (There are always exceptions.) And the technical people, in general, understand that sales is what helps them continue to create amazing technologies.

    Both sides seem to realize that we cannot continue to work with amazing customers on amazing projects without mutual respect and cooperation. It’s rather refreshing.

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