No they don’t. Not everything that can or should be discussed can be discussed on the forum as well as sometimes ideas should be made and kept private for the security of the company that is Squadhelp as well as those involved at that given moment. The more ideas, solutions, and explicit details are shared in a public forum, that is when those ideas, solutions, and explicit details are free game for anyone and everyone. From a business and privacy aspect, I can agree that this could find ideas and file ideas for safekeeping and allow them a chance to implement what they choose to implement without worrying about security of those ideas expressed. From the member/creative aspect, I can agree that it allows ideas to be shared that may not be able to be discussed here, maybe should not be discussed here, or any other things that may need to be mentioned in a brainstorm session that a smaller group of people would offer more safety and less judgment in.
Also, the forums are good for discussions, but everyone jumps in on the discussion and things can sidetrack and sidewind and ideas, conclusions, and resolutions are hard to not only brainstorm but be reached because of this. It’s always good to have more than one brain in on things, but this follows the idea and ideal that more than one is great but ultimately less is more. It’s a small team vs. large team aspect. A team is generally always more effective than an individual on many (far too many to list) factors. Going from that, it can also be recognized that the more people added the more dilution that happens. So a smaller number, as long as it is more than one and less than a diluted number – would be effective. The rotation allows perspectives to change and inclusion to be an important aspect but the smaller number of individuals at a time allows for more focus and more attention to details.
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Also, SH-HQ do not all participate on the forum. This idea allows those individuals at the top tier of SH the business (the Headquarters) to interview and find out opinion, ideas, and other important things from the creatives themselves. Like a round-table of sorts – a survey, a case-study. In lieu of this, a forum is too much all at once and not as professional, secure, and individualized. There’s too many ideas here all at once and too many topics from the beginning of time of the busines that have changed, rotated, evolved, and practices that aren’t used any longer. This allows current issues and ideas at the present time to be discussed to move forward.