There’s something satisfying about taking a task and owning it completely – start to finish. When it’s done, it is entirely yours – it has your signature on it and – excellent or fair – the quality is yours. The downside is that you get less done than a team member who seeks collaboration.
When we work independently on self-contained projects, the organization suffers. There’s a lack of team spirit, it takes longer to complete projects, and there are fewer fresh ideas to spark continuous improvement. When we share our tasks and ideas, we feel the benefits of collaboration and create more opportunities to have fun.
What techniques have you used to invite somebody to share a project?