I love the fact that I’ve done so many collaborations with different people, many of which have involved online exchanges and in quite a few cases with people I’ve not met in person. It’s amazing that such a thing can happen with the internet.
However, there’s the other collaborative approach, one that involves a group in a room together. There you are in the moment, reading the environment, the situation and the possibilities together. This happened for me for the first time in a while.
If you are willing to thrash ideas out, compromise, be open to options, try things out, allow trial and error, laugh at the errors, and jump for joy at the immediate successes, magic can happen.
I’m glad to say that magic happened today with my group and there are a lot of exciting and creative opportunities going forward.