It’s not a technique, it’s a philosophy. Learning to build upon others ideas is much more powerful than solely focusing on your own. It starts with a crucial step that is typically overlooked when trying to deliver a great idea. This step is listening. Listening to others and truly comprehending where they are coming from can help shape the final product. Even if you feel you have THE idea, try the “Yes, and…” technique the next time you hear an idea for a solution to a problem at hand. Listen, understand where they are coming from, and build upon the idea rather than just trying to make it your own.