There are many different ways of working on a product and developing new ideas. Some of them, however, like waking up in the morning with the brilliant idea that bestows you instant, entrepreneurial stardom, for example, are well behind us.
The same goes with outsourcing all work and decision-making to someone else. Of course, you can do it; for some, it might be even quite tempting. But that’s not really what being a founder is about, something you probably feel in your bones already.
Although we use our skills and experience to support startups in many different fields, there is still no substitute for a founder with vision. No replacing his or her motivation, continuing desire to learn and commitment to teamwork for the sake of creating a truly desirable product.
When it comes to teamwork, Startup Development House prioritizes workshops and co-creation as a crucial means of effective collaboration, rather than stray emails and endless, unstructured meetings.
Getting the perspectives of target users is invaluable to the product development process. There are numerous qualitative data collection methods that can be used to achieve this, and in-depth interviews are among the most effective.
But they are not necessarily the easiest. They require solid preparation as well as specific skills and predispositions in the interviewer.
So here's what you should know about in-depth interviews.
You’ve probably heard much about the importance of ‘feedback’. But have you ever wondered what it is, exactly, and how you might share it so as to motivate others and help them grow?
Feedback is simply the critical information - positive or negative - we receive or give other people, our coworkers, supervisors of peers regarding their actions or behaviors.
But the purpose of feedback should not be to point out the flaws or mistakes of other people. Rather, it should motivate them, recognize areas for future development and encourage growth.
Effective feedback requires not only good communication skills but the provision of specific actions one can relate to. It also calls for appropriate timing and emotional intelligence on both sides.
Whether this is positive or constructive feedback, there are a few important rules worth pointing out for when you want to share valuable feedback with others.