There's a lot of valuable information about how to get a seat at the C's table. No matter if we're talking about CEO, CTO, COO, CPO, and so on. This kind of leverage is crucial, no doubt about that.
However, I work for a design studio where the community is new in my peers' universe. Even though I've been wearing this hat in the last decade, I still find gaining trust and openness challenging.
Maybe it has to do with the culture I come from, I don't know. We're Romanians, and due to the communist era, we became skeptical and anxious on so many levels.
Regardless of that, I'm keen to know how you guys succeed in getting buy-in from teammates working in the tranches. It can be anyone: from the marketing department to customer support.
Looking forward to hearing your insights.