A few days ago, I wrote about a creative experiment I undertook. I said that the first stage of the experiment was ‘awful. It’s overcrowded, it’s a mess.’ I was referring to this sketch:
The day after the post was published, I got an email from Donna, who wrote with reference to the sketch saying, ‘Loved the first picture more than the rest!’ Donna also said how much she enjoyed the quote from Rob Jones that I included in the blog post, but I’m not going to mention that otherwise he’ll get big-headed!
I had thrown the sketch away, at least as far as my office paper recycling pile, so I retrieved it and it is now on its way to Donna, along with this, a further spontaneous part of the experiment.
I’m grateful for Donna being in touch, her note taught me that sometimes my wrong is your right. When you are experimenting on your own, that’s OK, and when your experimenting on a path to more collaborative ways of working, sometimes we need to consider a broader perspective.