Beware the bubble

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4 Responses

  1. chris says:

    Oh I like where you’re headed, but going back to the XBOX example, I’m sure they did research and knew exactly who they were targeting with this system. I think they never cared about those rural area folks, I think the problem was the director said it publicly and now it looks bad, so they had to clean it. I’ve seen some other questionable product launches like the slave dolls oops I mean action figures from the movie Django. I think companies will try anything and hope it gets past the public and social media.

    • Melissa says:

      I wouldn\’t go so far as to say that Microsoft doesn\’t care rural customers, I try not to assume the worst. I think it is easy living a big urban area to forget that others don\’t have access to the things you see all around you.

  2. Jo Oldenburg says:

    Interesting, I like the XBOX example

    I work part time in webdesign, online marketing and programming whilst I’m studying, and can relate to the ‘bubble’. My tasks are very different from the rest of the company, so I guess people don’t really know what I can and can’t do. But it would help if they tried to take the technical and financial limits with webdesign into account before creating a brief.

    I guess it is common though if there are differences between job roles or departments. Listening and trying to gain a deeper understanding of others at work would probably help then. Would definitely save us a lot of time at work!

    • Melissa says:

      Jo, I couldn\’t agree more! It is natural to get caught up in our own little world without realizing how that perspective isn\’t always relevant to others. Thanks for taking the time to comment.