Teams, Creativity, And Arguments

Tinashe Nyamukapa wrote a short post about the importance of creativity in worship planning, and this part really jumped out at me:

For teams disagreements are actually part of the creative process. You will first fight over certain parts of the song, one person will say my idea is the one that works, someone else will say no that will not work and you will go back and forth. This is not bad for it will cause the best idea to come out.

Hindrances though to the creative process are yes men. Having one dominant individual and a group of minions who don’t think but just agree with everything that is pitched means good ideas will not receive the light of day, it’s like a rigged election.

In a team setting having too many people at a rehearsal who are not playing or singing anything may actually hinder the creative process. Sometimes you have to take the select few and then work on stuff and then eventually bring it to the whole team.

Sometimes a good argument is a vital part of the creative process (as long as everyone is “fighting fair”). Read the rest of Tinashe’s post here.

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