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5 Tips for Working on a Creative Team

Steve Berman | ArtBistro

4. Assess Your Strengths (and Weaknesses)

The reason every workplace seems to be so into teamwork and team-building is that nobody is great at everything. For a team to truly be effective, everyone should be in a role that suits what he or she is best at. If someone is really tech-minded, they should handle that side of a project. If someone has a great eye for color, they work in that domain.

At the outset, any new team should have a frank discussion about what each member is comfortable doing, what they like to do, and where they might be deficient. Sometimes this can be taken care of to a certain extent by a manager with a good grasp of his or her employees’ strengths and weaknesses, but it’s also good to hear from everyone on the team about what they’d like to focus on so everyone can be placed in the best possible position to succeed.

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