Truly creative and innovative people don’t do well in committees and groups where thinking is influenced by the group dynamic. This brings into doubt the value of group brain storming when important decisions are to be made.
Compromise is important in order for diverse people to live together but I’m not sure it’s vital in innovation and creative problem solving. Feedback from customers is important, of course, in a reactive sense; not a creative one.
Make time to get away from the noise and think, create, try an idea, capture a thought. Do it daily. Capture your thoughts in a notebook or some other repository. Freely share them for feedback.
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