It's a motto that we try to live by, making decisions based on the right solution, not a collective compromise.
Design by committee can be a problem in the Valley. Competing companies try to create ultra-friendly environments, and sometimes that means everyone's input gets baked into the product.
I encourage our teams to vigorously challenge ideas, yet maintain a really positive, collaborative spirit. We celebrate and reward individual contributions — they don't get mushed into a blob of group insights — but we get a range of feedback before drawing any conclusions (this can come from customers, leadership, cross-functional teams, other designers, etc.)
This has helped us produce better work, retain talent, and create a culture of design that works.