Saturday, January 26, 2013

When is it OK to Disagree?

Disagreement within a business team can be healthy, but should you always reveal your conflicting opinion?
Here a some guidelines:*

Do express your view when:

  • You have the facts to back up your opinion.
  • You don't believe the team has fully examined all possibilities.
  • You feel strongly about your opinion, even though it may not be popular.

Don't express your opinion when:

  • You really are not sure of yourself.
  • The timing is poor or the climate is wrong.
  • You catch yourself disagreeing only for the sake of disagreement - with no strong feeling about the subject.

"Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress" - Mahatma Gandhi.

*Teamwork  notes

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