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Do you prefer to work as a part of the group or alone?

  1. Beata Stasak profile image82
    Beata Stasakposted 6 years ago

    Do you prefer to work as a part of the group or alone?

    Picasso once said: "Without great solitude, no serious work is possible." Research strognly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption. And yet, our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea of 'new groupthink', which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious and overcrowded place.

  2. Catzgendron profile image72
    Catzgendronposted 6 years ago

    I used to be able to work in groups without any problems yet now, I find that if the area becomes to noisy or someone is loud I have a harder time concentrating and get more frustrated.

  3. Reginald Boswell profile image81
    Reginald Boswellposted 6 years ago

    ALONE, Though monastic living is a bit extreme, working in silent meditation in solace has a great advantage for an internally driven person. 
    Good Question Beata Stasak

  4. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    I am not a group person. Always been a loner.  Groups make me crazy--especially meetings where people start heading off in wrong directions, and making things more complicated than it needs to be.  And there is always someone in the group that has to jockey for Alpha position and things must go their way or not at all.

    No, I just can't do it.

  5. Sparklea profile image74
    Sparkleaposted 6 years ago

    ALONE, a million times, ALONE!

    I worked as a secretary all my life.  Three women in an office.  Lethal recipe for disaster. 

    If I had my life to live over NEVER, EVER would I be a secretary.  I only went to college because my grandfather made me, so I just signed up for secretarial. 

    The ONE good thing about it is that I learned to type plus I took shorthand 3 years in high school and 2 in college  (now no longer used...it is a lost art).  This has been a great advantage to my writing passion. 

    Now that I'm not working I cherish my solitude more than anything!  LOVE the Picasso quote above, so very true. 

    It is hard for people to work together 40 hours a week.  You see them more than you do your family.  Also, if there is a relationship problem with an employee, it makes it very difficult to go into work and tolerate a negative environment.

    For some reason it seems to me, talking with so many over the years about their jobs, that there is one "rotten" apple in the barrel.  One trouble maker in a work environment.  If a person works alone, it keeps he/she away from that brouhaha to a point.

    Anyone who works with people and they are a "family" - they are fortunate indeed.

    Blessings, Sparklea smile

  6. flashmakeit profile image70
    flashmakeitposted 6 years ago

    i enjoy working with a group because they offer ideas you may not have and make corrections you may not see.  For example the HubPages is a group of people networking and writing Hubs.  The HubPages has a forum that offers help.  To work alone to me is owning your own website and working alone on it.

  7. Amy Becherer profile image72
    Amy Bechererposted 6 years ago

    Each individual is a product of genetics, upbringing and experiences.  I am, by nature, reserved but friendly.  I held the seat in the front window as receptionist/adminstrative assistant for 13-years prior to my layoff due to the economy.  Although I had great success at the company I worked for, I went home exhausted by the stress from, not only working hard, but from my customer service duties.  I performed well, not overly effusive, yet welcoming, but it wore me out.

    Since my layoff, I have honed my creative skills through quiet, introspective mindfulness,  without the chaos of constant interaction with clients, vendors  and co-workers. On a daily basis, I feel calm, collected and authentic. However,  my greatest stress now comes from my dwindling bank account. The reality of the real world is that we need each other. No man is an island. I am still working towards having it all with some degree of compromise. 

    We are all different and we all have a place in the world.  Some do better bouncing ideas off one another.  Others brainstorm better on their own.  The world is dramatically diverse, technology is ever expansive and opportunities exist to better the world in our own way to greater extents today. I am still learning each and everyday to find my way.

  8. alancaster149 profile image86
    alancaster149posted 6 years ago

    We are best doing some things in groups, others alone. Writing is best done alone if you're putting together some sort of treatise or your diary entries, but a team can work together to hammer out a treaty or a hit single. Building bridges works out better with teams, but if you want to work alone we'll leave you to it...

  9. somethgblue profile image85
    somethgblueposted 6 years ago

    I prefer a group but often work alone, the conditioning of the masses has gone on sooo long that it is difficult to find folks with truly open minds.

  10. Capedium profile image79
    Capediumposted 6 years ago

    Alone is cool.. But a team is good.. So my answer is yes and no!