Open and constructive debate is an important tool in everyday work for finding innovative, groundbreaking solutions to challenging problems. However, it is not always possible to make appropriate use of the diversity of a group. Inefficient dispute situations often result. But even though disagreements can be uncomfortable, they are important for progress. Author Shane Snow lists 4 rules to follow within a group in order to have productive debates.
- Remember you are all on the same team.
- Focus on the facts and the underlying issue.
- Don’t make it personal.
- Be intellectually humble.
Do you already take these tips to heart in your internal meetings and discussions? Click here to access the article and learn more about productive debating: https://hbr.org/2019/01/how-to-debate-ideas-productively-at-work?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=facebook&tpcc=orgsocial_edit
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