Together we know more
Time is limited. And the number of new things is unlimited. It is smart to guard your time against pointless things – such as reinventing something that a co-worker under the same roof has already invented. Things can be done more efficiently by sharing. At the same time, you learn by sharing.
Sharing challenges you to be transparent as well. Sharing can be thought of as an opening drilled in the wall of your workstation, from which you can peek at your neighbour and beyond. Good new things can be found there, such as your next career move. Or just a sense of pride in that we are all one Digia and a lot of great things are being done here.
A networked world has basically brought everything close. There are tools and methods for sharing. Sharing is also partly an attitude and a decision to contribute to the smooth running of common issues. If I do not know, or if I believe that someone could know better, I ask. And I help if someone asks or I notice that I can be of assistance.
Sharing an hour of my time can, at best, save a co-worker two days of work, for example. And there is also the rational reason for sharing information that we all work for the same company. Your customer is my customer.
What is worth sharing? Well, for example, goals, anxieties, projects, competencies, comments, lessons learned and mess-ups. When one of us succeeds, let’s celebrate the success of a co-worker. When one of us messes up, let’s share the lessons learned and move on. We are in this together. It is not egos that are wanted here, but experts.