I love this post from the ever clever Kate Rutter. She’s so good at (gently) calling people out on their shit. Here, she has a little fun with the coveted “seat at the table."
While I’m charmed by the way she delivered that message, what’s more important is her basic point, of course. Rather than lamenting how hard it is to get a seat at the table in business strategy discussions, we designers and IAs and UX folks should do bold, interesting work (backed up with a good understanding of business metrics and goals), and then trust that the good ideas will spur the right conversations.