Design by committee

The phrase ‘too many cooks spoil the broth’ certainly applies when it comes to designing websites, yet it is a problem that web agencies often face when working with clients that choose to ‘design by committee’.

Many organisations – and particularly those with traditional hierarchical structures – opt to form committees when embarking on a new website project to ensure that all business functions are represented. Whilst this is viewed as good practice from an internal perspective, it can often be detrimental to the overall effectiveness of the end product – the website itself.

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