109. Do this to become a Digital Collaborator today

To lead in the Digital Age, you need to become a Digital Collaborator. The best way to learn anything quickly is to put yourself in a situation where not doing it isn’t an option.

Listen to this episode to learn what you can do to start collaborating with tech teams and take your career to the next level.

Learning notes from this episode:

  • If you work in a corporate, set up a weekly meeting with technologists and your team to discuss what they’re working on and how it impacts scale, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. This public commitment to collaboration removes your choice to delay.
  • For example, if you work in marketing, set up regular meeting with the data science team and begin by outlining your goals for the year and where you see the biggest bottle necks. While the data science team might not have solutions right away, this will lay the foundations for future collaboration. 
  • Another way to do become a Digital Collaborator is to volunteer with a tech start-up. You could join as an advisor to share your expertise and network, in exchange for sitting in on product meetings and learning. 
  • If you’re not yet at the level where your expertise or network are coveted by a start-up, just volunteer your time. You can help manage their events, social media or help them with customer service. In exchange, say that you want to sit in on a product meeting, or have a 30 minute meeting per week with the head of product or the CTO to ask them questions. 

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