SYNERGY: HOW BRINGING TOGETHER TWO OR MORE GREATS IS BETTER THAN ONE

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“Our wholes together can effect the world much better.”


Do you relish in working alone on projects? I am one of those types of people who love to work alone. But now that I have ventured into the world of indie filmmaking, I can no longer work alone on projects. I know how to write, direct, and produce, but what about the acting? Better yet, what about the sound mixing, sound design, production design, makeup and hair, boom operating, lighting crew, and assistance on set? These are roles that I don’t have expertise in, and need people with that level of knowledge to assist me. So with that said, I realized that I have to reach out to people who are in the know, that can aid me so the project comes out correctly how I envisioned it. So why do we like working alone when working as a team is better?

We like to do so because the ideas in our heads are so alive and vibrant. But without the right people around you, the ideas are merely just that, an idea stuck in your head. For example, I am not an artistic director, I can draw something, but to get the full spectrum of what I want to convey, I am unable to do so. So having an person strong in this area is quite important. That is what makes a person great at what they do. This is also true when running a company. The CEO is the chief over the entire company, but what about the COO, CFO, and the President. Better yet, what about your VP’s, Heads of this department and that department, as well as Human Resource people. All the way down to the day-to-day employees that make things happen who you will never meet.

See, bringing together these people who work well to make this well oiled machine operate is what makes the person at the top great at their jobs. It’s like a conductor in an orchestra. The conductor’s job is not enough, you need a violinist, a cello, the harp, and a bass player, but what about a trumpeter and tuba player. To the listener, we hear beautiful music, that you wouldn’t otherwise hear if it came from just one person. Because in the end, the collective working together to accomplish a goal will always work better than one. We want to work alone because so many of us like recognition for our work ourselves. When in reality, bringing in people to make it better helps boost it that much more.


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