When the corn has popped
When you start embracing differences instead of convincing others that you’re right, your team will start being more productive, because your collaboration will go smoother. The next time you have a meeting and one nods all the time, someone looks out the window and the third interrupts you all the time, it might just be a mind pattern which you haven’t embraced yet.
I told my colleagues about the topic, and then something interesting happened, one of them said:
“Is that why you always take a step back when we have a decision to make? You start arguing in your head, while we have the need to discuss them out loud?”
And yes. I become auditive, when decisions need to be made. You know, that type you think sits and daydream, but is really arguing back and forth. That’s me.
At the latest brainstorming workshop my colleague and I had, I started to walk around waving with my hands describing to her all my ideas, while she started to paint and draw on paper. We understood in that moment that we both were in the vortex of creativity and trying to resolve old problems. She was visualizing it and I was kinesthetic, and in this moment, we knew that our popcorn had popped. And this is what happens, when you get to know your colleagues mind patterns.