Most people agree that two heads are better than one. We inherently understand that different perspectives give us a better chance to come up with a creative idea than working alone. Yet, you always hear the names of individuals when you ask people who they think were behind world-famous inventions and works of art. But, it’s not really surprising. For the longest time, we’ve been told to focus on the one signature at the bottom of a painting. The one author on the spine of a book. The one inventor in a Netflix biopic. The one scientist in a Wikipedia description of a discovery. Call it the Myth of the Lone Genius. The story we’re told about how great ideas come from one inspired mind—even though day-to-day life makes it clear that the best ideas spring from the creative power of teamwork. Figma has been fighting this myth in design circles since they started. By developing the first web-based group design tool, they forced companies to reconsider their creative hierarchies and processes. What had been a top-down workflow—designers handing off their ideas to developers, producers and writers—became a level playing field where ideas improved because more people had a seat at the table.