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Do you find working with teams in interior design is better or worse than working alone?

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We recommend that you carefully review the job description and company website before arriving for your interview to gain an understanding of the role. This will allow you to see if the role requires working individually or in teams. When asked this question, express that you are open to working in teams or individually. If you have a strong preference for one environment over the other, be sure to mention which you prefer still sharing that you will happily work in either environment on a day-to-day basis.

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Do you find working with teams in interior design is better or worse than working alone?
1.
I value the opinion of others, there is no right or wrong in interior design.
2.
I find that it can be benefitual to work in a team setting, so you can bounce ideas off each other, and get others opinions on things. But I also think it is nice to really tune into things yourself, without influence on occasion.
3.
I find working in teams to be better because one idea can bounce off another persons and create an amazing design. Sometimes there will be complications but as mature adults, we have to solve the problems in the best manner.
4.
Better because you are able to share ideas.
5.
In favour with working with teams is better because all the project work is equally divided . All work should done in time and improves our relations .
6.
Actually it depends, its better because you get the chance to finish the work fast not when you're alone but it is also worse because sometimes we really have a misunderstanding, and sometimes the others give substandard work, and sometimes they don't cooperate well. Unlike when you are alone, you can think anything without anyone who will disagree with you and you have your time.
7.
They both have their pros and cons. When it is a big project it is better to work in a team and delegate work accordingly.
8.
Working in a team is better as we can classify the works.
9.
I find that working in teams is great because in a team you can bounce of ideas with one another and sometimes with more minds working on a project the end result is more grand as oppose to working alone. Sometimes you need another eye to make an end product better because the first person couldve have missed something in the initial phase.
10.
I personally think working as a team in interior design is better. There is so much that is involved in the design phase process and I like going over furniture selections, space plans, floor plans, renderings and everything that is involved with team members to make sure we project the best solutions for clients.
11.
Both are very important to the success of any design. Import from Cole. Gues and being able to work alone all, have merit and are integral parts of a firm.
12.
Team work is great as the interior design discipline demands cross collaboration of design ideas. However a balance between team work and individual work is often necessary as some people find it difficult to work and teams and they excel when working alone. Both are important when it comes to producing successful projects.
13.
I feel like it'sa little bit both, good because we can bounce ideas off each other and could create a great conclusion and bad would be a possibility of stronger personalities and hitting heads. It really just depends on who your partner is.
14.
I feel better in working in team rather than working alone.
15.
Depending on the designers, I believe teams work best to deliver the best results for the clients. Come projects work with working alone but a good design team will deliver an excellent project.
16.
I believe working in teams is better than working alone because it gives you a chance to expand an idea you may have into something better.
17.
Yeah. Of course. Teamwork. Without that, nothing will be achieved to greater heights. May be for some one, working alone is better. But for me, I believe in team. With a Team, there arises good decisions, good comments, encouragements, lot of things.
18.
It depends with the team members but I do believe that each member in a team always has something unique about them that I can learn from them hence making the work easier and interesting.
19.
Better. For problem solving, design solutions, experience on real world, perspective.
20.
Its fantastic when you have a good team. Otherwise its better to work alone.
21.
Yes working with team is better because the work burden decreases and work done in time and better coodinating among them.
22.
I never worked before, but I think working with teams is good to gain more knowledge and experience then working alone.
23.
I find working in a group is better beause we can have one idea turn into millions of ideas.
24.
Much better, the collaborative process creates the strongest design, different people have different strengths, bring them together to make one cohesive unit.
25.
I would rather work in teams because I think more ideas can advance a design. I like working with people and being around people.
26.
It depends on the nature of the project itself, its size and the other team members whether they have similar methods of thinking and design or there are major differences which might lead to either a true work of art or the total opposite.
27.
Working in team is better.
28.
I believe there is room for both. Working with a team can be exhilarating and the creative process intensifies exponentially with multiple opinions. Working alone allows you the flexibility to exercise your own potential for the project.
29.
I can not say what is worse and what is better, always everything has positive and negaitive sides. When I work alone I follow just my thoughts, my ideas and also I can make mistake easly. When we work together we can help eatch other but also we have to be tolerance and open mind, good at negotiations.
30.
I find that it differs from time to time. Sometimes I love to work in teams but sometimes I love to work alone. I find that when coming out with ideas its good to work in teams as many people have different ideas and some are the ones that I would have never thought of it. Working in teams helps to get expose to different kind of design and thinking. It is faster and more effective. But when I want to finalise the actual design, I would prefer to work alone as I find that working alone helps to show your style and personality through your design. When working in teams, everyone have to take account to each other opinions which may be a bad thing. I feel that one must really be confident and happy with their design before selling it.
31.
Working with team is good you get different ideas one idea is always better than many. But ofcourse one need alone time also to think and impliment the things well.
32.
Good.. We get innovative ideas.
33.
There is certainly benefits to both but I prefer a team. Collaboration with designer and general contractor very important.
34.
Honestly, I haven't had much team design experience, but my initial feeling is that it depends on the client and their project.
35.
I think interior design relies on communication. Ideas only get better the more we discuss them. People our the strongest and most powerful resource we can ever utilize so I fell that being able to work in a team well is absolutely critical to the success of any project or company.
36.
I feel its better working all with team members. Working along with team may discuss about work along with all team member because each person having some creativity mind.
37.
I can work either way. I do enjoy working in a team and seeing other designers take on the same project and the direction it should go.
38.
Working alone you would not know if you made a mistake, but working with teams you may shared different views and opinions which is you might can combine their ideas for more outstanding or you will be more careful in your work.
39.
I think team work is very important depends. Because. When working in team,I will get to learn from each other but if working alone I will have to solve every problems on my own and I need to be more independent.
40.
Working as in the teams or working alone there always have negative and positive point. Working as the teams we can have more ideas and can see what another people see our design. Working alone for me I think you have to be professional.
41.
I think it is better to work in teams as it can take more than just one idea to successfully bring to life an amazing concept.
42.
I think it depends on the part of the project we are in. In the SD portion, I think being in a group is great. You can bounce ideas off one another and have input on things that you mightve not thought of on your own. I think this allows to be successful by yourself in the end because design is set.
43.
I find collaborative work can be so rewarding to the final product, working in a team enables you to bounce ideas off each other, find creative solutions to design problems, effective time management and also allocating tasks to the most suitable person rather than having one person complete it, produces a better outcome.
44.
In my opinion, it depends on how it works. For example, if next next.
45.
Better, I enjoy working with team in interior design, we brainstorm the idea together.
46.
I think its depends up on the work if der is a huge proj means team work ll reduce the pressure and make it easier. And also in smaller proj v can work alone and v can improve yourself in many ways.
47.
Better because you count in more ideas and expand your creativity.

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