'Creative ideas reside in people’s minds but are trapped by fear or rejection. Create a judgment-free environment and you’ll unleash a torrent of creativity.' -- Alex Osborn
As a designer in training this is something I was taught. We had the best time while doing our degree going wild with creativity. Truly fun! The sad thing was that our tutors said 'Have fun now because it won't be like that out in the business and design world'. How utterly sad. As I have worked with clients across the spectrum I have seen that there was truth in what was said to us.
I have learned despite budget and time constraints it is possible to think big and crazy, to take your work out of the ordinary and done before into the fresh and inspirational. Taking your team with you adds a dimension you will never achieve on your own - trust me.
Set your team free and allow them to journey with you to create and find solutions together.
It takes a team willing to put their individual perspectives and preferences aside that allows their quieter members to feel comfortable enough to extend their 'cogs' and engage. I am sure you will agree that when everyone is contributing in their own unique strengths the team will shine.
I recommend Tracey to help you develop your team's cogs. https://www.traceyolivier.com/
The challenge here is to put our ego's aside and recognise that others may see what we don't. Too may times I have see the look that says 'I knew that was going to happen' or heard the words 'I could have told them that'. Taking others on the journey and allowing equal input in a non judgmental conversation is one way to help mitigate a wrong decision.