In my department, call it dep. A, we have a policy of keeping everything that might be important on the company server. For a while now, we have dep. B in the company - at start only new hires - who have very different culture. While you may find information for a project on the server, it's more likely you have to ask to get it sent. Since we often work together, this creates a minor lag sometimes. For me it's also an integral part of work to be able to find all the information I need when I take a projct over from a colluege, and likewise to make sure everything I do is findable.
I'm thinking about approaching the dept. B folks about this. Not because I want to enforce any company policy (that's managements job, which I'm not). But when we work together on a project, the deadline looms and the intransparency cerates an actual or perceived lag, I get angry. I don't want to be angry at work so I'll maybe talk to the dept. B folks in a calm moment, maybe we find a way to work better together.
But before I decide if and how I do this I want to understand possible reasons for not working on the server. Some reasons I can exclude:
- sensitive business information - doesnt cover the stuff I need and miss on the server
- bad access to the server - dept B. work allmost exclusivly in the office, same fast access as us
I assume it's mostly a simply 'cultural' thing, but there may be reasons I'm missing. Which might those be?
Additional information: My boss knows how they work, we are not huge teams (handful people in total).