The heart of the Shift Workshop is learning how to work well with a team that includes people who have different personalities, skills, motivations, and mental models. The goal is to find some common ground—wanting a deep connection between art, business, and community— that allows the group to use everyone’s different skills to make something awesome together.
We know that successful collaborations need to include people with different points of view and different skill sets. The trick is to find ways to communicate that bring out the best in everyone. Folks who like to talk a lot need to remember to listen. And people who are quieter, need to be encouraged to share. Most importantly, we all need to be respectful, remember the ground rules, and check our egos so that the team can form quickly.