“LONE GENIUSES ARE OUT. COLLABORATION IS IN”
Couldn’t agree more. But is that better?
So many people and organizations rely on team work to get jobs and projects done. Rarely do you see individuals completely a project or idea solely on their own anymore.
Most of my classes rely on Groupthink. Group projects. Group presentations. Even Group papers. GROUPS. GROUPS. GROUPS.
I’ve had 3 internships, all of which have required massive amounts of group collaboration on certain projects or tasks.
Honestly though, I’m not sure if this is better or worse.
This may be better due to a variety of ideas being heard. But what if one individual has a great idea that becomes shitty (for lack of a better word) due to the opinion of one’s incapable group members.
With groups you usually have the people who are the go-getters and the people who are LAZY. The people who are lazy look like they are awesome because the others pick up their slack. But what if the great people of the group would have come up with such a better finished product if they were able to work on their own? That stinks for both the individual and the company.
I think the best ideas come from those who work alone. It allows them to grow and expand their product the way they see best fit. Not having the voices of probably worthless team members damaging their idea.
With all of this, it’s situational. It depends on the situation. It depends on the people. It depends on the project. It just depends. Period.