Building Affinity and the Weak Ties that Bind Us

A session at QCon San Francisco 2016

  • Jenifer Davis

Technology is evolving rapidly, as new tools with more ease of use and transparency dispace older ones. As an organization grows, it becomes impossible for one person to be responsible for understanding the availability of tools, selecting the right tools, and executing on everything.

Specialization of roles emerge, which increases the complexity of the organization and increases time to deliver value. Beyond collaboration between individuals, building 'weak ties' is critical to shorten time to get the work done, reduce communication barriers across the organization and within the industry, and build trust based on regard.

This talk will explore relationship work and demonstrate the importance of this critical skill for individuals, teams and organizations.

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Jenifer Davis

Software Engineer @Chef

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Date Tue 8th November 2016

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