Monday, April 20, 2009

Together we are one :-)

Dont we just look soooo busy! :P

This is how our ava's spend they're time (sometimes) when we are busy designing :-) (Lucky them :-))

So I was thinking, team work and how it works for us.

We both enjoy our designing, if we didn't we wouldn't be doing it right? Well there are certain elements of the designing that I must admit I don't enjoy, simply because I don't have the patience, (although I have been told I am getting better), and there are certain elements that Georg doesn't enjoy too much either. For example, I dont have much patience with adjusting the textures on a prim skirt, Georg does, I dont have as much skill at the finer details with the shadowing, Georg does, ..Georg tends to not be as patient with doing outlining of an outfit such as shoulder straps and making sure textures are rubbed away "perfectly" in the appropriate parts..yet I do have the patience with that. So instead of us "trashing" many outfits out of frustration, we have really started to work as a team. Sometimes an outfit can start out quite simply and with an idea on how it will look, then by the time we have finished the complete outfit can look completely different but 100% better than the original as we build upon our ideas. There was a time, Georg would critisize some of my outfits in a constructive manner and I would cringe the moment I heard those words "may I say something?" Now we are working together to improve each time and I can honestly say with this team effort our designs are getting better each time. More importantly, it is good for us in an equal value sense that this is more "our" shop, "our" designs.. we are increasingly able to say "our outfit just sold"

Georg is also a capable builder and pooling that into our team effort we are able to offer more and more of our outfits with standard accessories and attachments. Building is nothing for me, although I may learn over time and I have enjoyed tinkering with jewelry in the past and I did enjoy doing some of the accessories for our Seven Deadly Sins Series.

As I found in Wikipedia

Teamwork is a joint action by two or more people or a group, in which each person contributes with different skills and Express his or her individual interests and opinions to the unity and efficiency of the group in order to achieve common goals.

This does not mean that the individual is no longer important; however, it does mean that effective and efficient teamwork goes beyond individual accomplishments. The most effective teamwork is produced when all the individuals involved harmonize their contributions and work towards a common goal.

In order for teamwork to succeed one must be a teamplayer. A teamplayer is one who subordinates personal aspirations and works in a coordinated effort with other members of a group, or team, in striving for a common goal. Businesses and other organizations often go to the effort of coordinating team building events in an attempt to get people to work as a team rather than as individuals.

So Keep smiling, be a good team player, and happy days

Nikki xxxx

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