The Power of Working Alone Together

Or how timid people’s voices can be heard in collaborative workshops too.

Attention all problem-solvers! It’s time to learn about a game-changing approach to innovation and idea generation. Introducing…design thinking! This powerful process can help you tackle any challenge and come up with creative solutions that will leave your competition in the dust.

One key aspect of design thinking is the ideation phase, where the goal is to generate as many ideas as possible. But how can you ensure that these ideas are diverse and unique? Enter the Work Alone Together technique! This co-design approach encourages individuals to have their own space to brainstorm and work on their ideas, while still sharing their progress with the rest of the group.

This allows for a perfect balance of solitude and collaboration. By working independently, individuals have the freedom to really dive into their own thoughts and come up with innovative ideas. But by sharing their work with the group, they receive feedback and can refine their ideas, leading to even more diverse and creative solutions.

Another clear advantage of the technique is it allows more timid or discrete people to fully participate in the co-design and ideation process. Too many workshops are taken over by the loudest person in the room!

So next time you’re faced with a problem, don’t just sit there twiddling your thumbs. Break out the design thinking process and give the Work Alone Together technique a try. Trust us, your problem-solving skills will thank you!

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