July Fourth, Independence Day, celebrates the creativity and innovation that turned a vision into a reality. The Founding Fathers discovered new strategies through teamwork and individual insights, showcasing how important a balance between independence and collaboration is in the workplace. However, finding the cross-section between these crucial elements is not always as easy as American pie.
2. Brainstorm: Brainstorming resides at the intersection of independent thought and collaboration, if all members are prepared. To avoid a dominant member controlling the session, circle back to the initial question and ask each member to offer original insights. Without the collaboration of diverse perspectives, the Founding Fathers would not have created a successful strategy to gain independence.
3. Check-In: After the team determines an innovative approach, ensure that each employee understands his or her specific role in an upcoming project. Unclear tasks can lead to confusion and stifle creativity. Check-ins should occur throughout a project, not just in the beginning, to keep members on track and open to suggestions.
Happy Fourth of July, a day that celebrates independence through excellent teamwork! How do you balance independent responsibilities and teamwork in the office?
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