August 21 , 2020 Posted by admin
Thanks to the advancement in technology, you can do anything that you want. The work that took you hours now only takes minutes. The skills that you didn’t have before are now within your reach. You can use a plethora of software and tools to accomplish any kind of task. Even students and young adults are performing various tasks using these tools.
Why, then, do we need collaboration and teamwork?
How important are they?
Do we really need them?
Why is collaboration in such high demand among employers?
These questions and more might be going through your mind and these are all valid questions. Why do you need a whole team of designers, composers, content writers, storyboard experts, and more when you can just use a couple of tools and get what you want?
There are a lot of benefits to doing everything yourself. You don’t have to share the idea with anyone else. That means less leakage. Your idea will not be copied or stolen by anyone. You can work how you want and nobody will tell you whether you are doing right or wrong. You know exactly what you want and you can work accordingly.
Why then do we need teamwork?
Here are a few reasons why companies that work on brand identity design value teamwork and collaboration so much and why you should too.
Let’s face it. You may be very creative. You may be highly innovative. But if you don’t share your ideas with someone and work on them, you might end up losing all that creativity. Creativity is enhanced and accelerated when people from different backgrounds and skills come together and put their two cents in. This encourages everyone to share and you learn from everyone’s experiences. Also, when you are working as a team, you are more motivated than if you were working alone. You could be among the best logo designers in the world and you will still need to bring in someone to work with you if you want your creative streak to continue.
There was a time when a single person was enough to create a company’s brand identity. They would design everything from the company’s logo to the envelopes and more. Now, things are much more complicated than that. Just take logo design for example. It has expanded into a separate field. Even in logo design, there are various types of logos. Nowadays, if you are an expert in one type of logo design or any other visual design, you would think of yourself as lucky. No way you can master the entire field of logo design and work on other things as well.
That is why collaboration and teamwork are so important for a design agency. There will be several people who have their own expertise. With everyone doing what they love and what they are good at, the entire project can go smoothly. All team members will be giving their input on different aspects of the project and everyone will benefit from everyone else. This will also encourage all the team members to present their best work.
If you have worked in a team before, you will understand this point much better than anyone else. There’s wholeness to completing the project together. There’s a joy that you feel when you are part of a group. People who are connected with their colleagues and others get to feel the thing called ‘job satisfaction’. This is difficult to find feeling and people working alone seldom get to feel it.
Also, when more people take ownership of the task, new and better ideas come into play. Everyone tries their best to make the project work. This not only ensures that the task is completed in the best way possible but also increases the skills of the team.
Teamwork and collaboration also help enhance your problem-solving skills. That is because people with different mind-sets, different skills, different experiences are working on the same task. They all will bring something unique to the table. Everyone will have a different perspective and everyone else can benefit from that.
Take the example of logo design. Suppose you and your team are working on a graphic design logo. There is a problem or you cannot decide on something like the colours used or the symbols. Now there are various ways that you can handle the problem. For one, you can go online and search for articles and YouTube videos that provide solutions to your problems. That may solve your case, but it will break apart your concentration and your flow. Your creativity will be halted for a long time until you find what you’re looking for. Now imagine the same problem, but instead of going to someone or something else, you start discussing it with your fellow mates. Maybe they have already faced this issue and can tell you the solution. Even if they haven’t, the process of the team sitting together bouncing off ideas off of each other will ensure that the chances of finding a solution are exponentially increased.
These are only the major benefits that you will get by working as a team in the design industry. The bigger your team is, the more benefits you will reap. You will learn new things, your skills will get major upgrades, your intellect will expand, you will connect with more people and your chances of producing successful and creative masterpieces will increase.
Also Read: 5 Best Logo Examples For Inspiration