Posted: 19th January 2017
Do you ever struggle to decide if an idea is worth pursuing?
Have you sat on a problem for ages because you don’t have the answer?
Analytical and critical thinking skills can help in evaluating a problem. A logical and methodical approach is best in a lot of situations: such as when you need to draw on subject knowledge to find answers of a practical or technical nature.
In other situations, using creativity would be more appropriate for coming up with ideas, to see if they are worth pursuing and how to find new approaches.
Not everyone has these two types of skills in equal measure: so this is where team working often becomes a key component in problem-solving.
The point of teams is that people can achieve things collectively that they cannot achieve individually. Talking to others in a team can spark valuable insights. Mixing with people from different sectors in business can also be useful to create new perspectives.
So take a group of people from dissimilar backgrounds assemble to make unexpected connections and develop unexpected solutions. This is a great way to promote the development of creative solutions.
For me working with others means less procrastination and more productivity…
Similarly I find that with our competitive natures, we tend to up the ante when working with other people so as not to lose face and in turn we probably also do more than we would left to our own devices.
What do you think? Do you agree in the quote “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”?
I would love to know what your views are on working collaboratively. What has been your experience of working as a team? Do you do your best work alone or with others..?
Also if you would like to benefit from a bit of Creative Collaboration to solve a Business Conundrum then I would love to invite you join us on our Creative Away Day on the 27th January 2017
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