I found a little article through one of my favorite blogs, Lifehacker.com, and must admit I’m not sure I agree with this point of view.
It’s Working Closely Together Ain’t Productive by Jason Fried. You’ll see that Jason believes we’re better off, more productive, working alone.
My experience tells me that SOME people are ARE better off working alone, but this doesn’t apply to everyone. It’s such an individual choice.
It helps to know if you’re more of an introvert or an extrovert. (Take the Myers-Briggs test to know for sure. Or take the quiz on Keirsey.com) Naturally, introverts seek solitude, places to think and edit and try out new stuff, with no one else around during their creative process. It seems that introverts draw their energy from within themselves.
Extroverts, who draw their energy from outside of themselves, however, need to bounce stuff off their partners/colleagues on a regular basis. They’re the ones who are interrupting other workers with questions like, “What do you think if …?” or “How would it look if we …?” They are constantly taking your temperature … before adding any finishing touches to their project. They love to collaborate.
And then, of course, there are mixed breeds, blending a bit of both.
The article still deserves a mention … it’s a great topic, and open for comment!
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