Question by Dionne, Executive Assistant
asked on 2021-09-13

I've worked previously at SaaS companies where there was good, even great collaboration between tech and non tech teams. I'm now at a company where good collaboration happens in pockets. When I try to support initiatives to foster closer collaboration, by providing opportunities for colleagues to simple get to know each other, the gatekeepers (other Executive Assistants) of the functions tell me "our engineers won't like to do that", "Sales people are known to be like this", and shut the ideas down and or don't even bring them to their teams. Is there a way to climb over the 'No' Gate to establish whether the things we tell ourselves about each other are actually true? Currently, we are limiting the potential of the company by creating walls between tech and non tech teams, which from my experience shouldn't exist.