How working with a team can help you find your muse
"TALENT WINS GAMES, BUT TEAMWORK AND INTELLIGENCE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS."
Since man began walking upright, team work has become an essential tool needed to achieve results. As you pursue your muse, you may be better able to find it by working with others. Having other people from different walks of life giving input can help you achieve creative greatness as long as everyone contributes. Finding that crack team is easier than ever thanks to the internet.
A Team Works
What is a team? A team is a group of individuals working together to achieve a certain goal. Since the time of our cave dwelling ancestors, humankind has realized that working together in teams yields better results. Whether it was taking down a wooly mammoth or helping build a settlement, when people of different talents and strengths got together, things started to happen for the better.
Fast forward several more eons of human history, and teamwork is even more vital to the ideas of empire building and creative output. Stonehenge, Easter Island, even the Great Pyramids of Giza owe a lot to team work. From the minds that planned them to the laborers that pushed the stones into place, all of history’s great wonders owe a lot to the conception of team work.
Fast Forward to today and the concept of team is still as relevant as ever. Group effort seems to be exponentially more powerful than the singular creative force of the individual. Take modern film making for an example. Cinema is seen by many as the ultimate art from; the way in which our stories, dreams and ideas are brought to life. While the director is given much of the creative credit for the film, he or she would have gotten nowhere in their creative pursuit without the crew that helped them achieve the final product. Filmmaking can also be seen as the ultimate form of creative teamwork. Producers, screenwriters, actors, editors, set builders, makeup artists, gaffers, and computer animators all play a role in getting a movie made. It is their combined creative efforts that a movie comes to life. In order for a movie to become a great movie, this creative team needs to work together and share ideas in order to achieve the best possible product.
Working with a team is a great way to find your muse and come up with creative ideas that would have never existed if you were left to come up with them by yourself. Teams comprised of individuals from different walks of life can help bring different ideas to the table and increase the chances of coming up with an answer to the problem you are addressing. When you choose to include others in your creative endeavors, they will generally feel honored to be chosen and strive to do their utmost to help you achieve your goal.