When you are engaged in your work, you take a vested interest in what you are producing. You have more motivation, enthusiasm and positivity to do your best. This enthusiasm increases when you are connecting with other individuals who share your same outlook. As the saying goes, “two minds are better than one”. Your passion is contagious and allows the space for enhanced creativity. When working effectively in teams, you become more successful than you ever could on your own.
Most individuals have trouble connecting with people who think differently than they do. Research finds that you are more likely to trust people who are similar to you. You often have a knee-jerk reaction to say no to ideas that do not match yours. However, this tendency produces a stalemate. How can you get fresh ideas if your team’s thoughts are too similar? You can’t. This is why it is imperative to be open to learning from others who provide new thoughts. By allowing everyone to share their perspective, the quality of your work grows and so do you.