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Designer-SME Collaboration by Nathan Eckel

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JOB AID

YOUR COLLABORATION ROADMAP

Use this guide to drive your collaboration forward.

1.  Finding the Right Situation and SME

Part I. Because your workplace situation has been tense lately, you approach your local ASTD chapter instead. Your efforts to identify its needs, and perhaps collaborate on a solution, should be welcomed. Do you:

A.  Offer your services and wait for approval?

B.  Build credibility by volunteering in a small capacity, then approach a decision maker to find his or her needs and how you might design a solution with an expert?

C.  Get started and assume the chapter’s consent?

Answer: B. Clients need to trust your substance and style before collaboration is possible. Regardless of the setting in which you approach an SME, ...

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