Stop Running from Conflict, It’s Where All the New Lives

When was the last time you had a major work-related disagreement with someone on your team or someone you work with? If you had to think about it, it was too long ago.

Lack of conflict is present on teams where 1) someone isn’t speaking up, 2) the culture/structure doesn’t permit dissension or dialogue, or 3) everyone is in near persistent agreement. All three of these are detrimental to innovation on their own, and absolutely deadly in combination.

Get irreverent, get open, and get diverse.

Or get used to never accomplishing anything extraordinary.