Brittany May (@bmay4real) July 15, 2014
Teamwork has always been a big part of my life. I was in split classes and flexible learning programs from grade one to grade ten. These classes and programs encouraged teamwork much more than other programs and I have always been thankful for that.
Once I started the Creative Communications program at Red River College and moved onto the workforce (Manitoba Theatre Centre, Fringe Festival, NCI FM and Streetz FM) I really began to realize how important teamwork truly is.
I always like to bounce my ideas for social media, blogs and contests off of my colleagues to get their feedback. The reason being that their minds work differently than mine, they have a different personality and they might see a complication or improvement that I may have overlooked.
Having just gone through my first rebrand (Streetz 104.7FM to Rhythm 104.7FM) the importance of teamwork was very apparent. We had to work as a team to discuss important elements such as music with the program director, the name and logo with the CEO, the look of the website with the web designers and that’s just to name a few. Everyone needs to be on the same page on something such as a rebrand and that is where teamwork can either succeed or falter.
The following are three things I have discovered about teamwork:
- “Two Heads are better than one”
Teamwork inspires more creativity, it allows teammates to bounce ideas off one another to get various opinions and improvements.
Working in a team allows for division of tasks. This allows work to come together quicker and can improve the quality of the final project.
- “It’s not about what you know, it’s who you know.”
Networking is a huge part of teamwork. Not only are you networking with the people on your team but you are able to form connections with your teammates contacts aswell.
I worked for the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival this past summer and started a blog for them called the Fringe Feed and blogged about my first experience as a fringer. I had a lot of fun and I wanted it to be a good mix of writing as well as multimedia so I posted a lot of photos, shared photos and tweets from fringers and they really seems to respond well to that.
Here is the link: The Fringe Feed