Can we agree to disagree?
Let's start with the sentence of the day - "We focus too much on artificial intelligence and forget to take care of natural stupidity first" 👍👎.
A related link: Is AI Overhyped? Getting Real about the True Power of Technology https://futurumresearch.com/is-ai-overhyped/
Can we agree to disagree? Yes we can, depending on the culture and country we are living in. For much more details see https://simplicable.com/new/agree-to-disagree for example or ask Dr. Google 😉.
Some personal comments:
- In consensus driven organizations, countries or cultures it definitely will not work
- If you are working in global, possibly virtual teams it has to, because these kind of rules are not clarified up front in most of the cases
- The general acceptance or expectation of different opinions in a team or organization are value add, sharing concerns is the basis for trust, motivation and success
- Taking a greenfield approach would be the best option, but most strategies are either driven by the As-Is or To-Be status, as change is difficult
- But keep in mind:
- If the company or your organization/team decides to go one way, you have to follow and be loyal, if you like it or not - the good thing is you could mention your divergent opinion before 😉
- Over a longer period of time you will be sometimes on the "winner" and "loser" side, it will keep the balance
- If not, you are in the wrong company, also an important insight
So try it and find out, how your environment is ticking. It is worth it !!
Some links before I close:
- MAKE IT STICK by P. Brown, M.McDaniel & H.Roediger III | Core Message https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfylloWuuZU
- Lean Startup Conference 2018 and supporting material https://leanstartup.co/2018-conference/
- Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Understanding Different Countries https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_66.htm#.W-rzE3kIXx8.linkedin
- A GOOD BOSS is better than a good company! https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/good-boss-better-than-company-brigette-hyacinth/
- How Teams Can Outperform Using the Startup Ops Pyramid https://medium.com/startup-grind/how-teams-can-outperform-using-the-startup-ops-pyramid-ab6df6b3e775
Simon Sinek Notes to Inspire: "We would rather align ourselves with an average performer we can trust, over a top performer that we cannot trust." https://startwithwhy.com/commit/the-science-of-why/