When it comes to ideas, teams win

Creative types are often jacks or janes of all trades.

When it comes to starting a new project – whether it’s a book or an artwork or a business venture – the creative individual wants to do it all on their own. You want to not only write the book, you’d prefer to edit it and design the cover yourself as well. Instead of getting feedback on your artwork while you’re making it, you prefer to reserve any outside opinion until it’s completed and ready for critique.

Unfortunately creativity is a labor meant to be shared. Most ideas require more than one mind to fully come to fruition. The more eyes you have on something, after‒all, the more you’re likely to see a problem or where there’s room for improvement.

Sure, you can try to do it all on your own, but the result will be a hundred times better if you let others help you, especially when those “others” are experts at what they do. That’s the only way to make something absolutely incredible.

This is especially valuable wisdom for a business setting. In an office where innovation and creativity thrive, convincing employees that teamwork can help build up their ideas – rather than stifle them – is critical.

Most employees are capable of doing a lot on their own, especially now days where designers are developers and copywriters are SEOs and managers are sales specialists. But when you remember that two minds are greater than one, when you understand that the experience of multiple people can only help build a well‒rounded idea, that’s when you start to exceed milestones and start reaching for the moon.

Get help when you can. The worst that could happen is somebody tells you where they think your idea could be improved. Which is always valuable insight (whether you take it, or not).