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Teams have an inherent advantage in the identification of the best ideas. A collaborative team will consider the invention from a greater variety of viewpoints and potential applications; such broader consideration is more likely to uncover problems. Given the typically greater diversity of experience on a collaborative team, some member is more likely to recall having seen a problem with a similar invention and argue to abandon or modify the approach.
In short, collaborative creativity will subject individually conceived ideas to a more rigorous selection process so that fewer poor ideas are pursued. Independent of the idea’s source (lone versus collaborative), we propose that collaboration improves the effectiveness of the selection phase because collaborative selection will be more rigorous than lone selection.”