Every good business and marketing decision should be reached through discussion with a team of colleagues. What happens when you disagree on something? Often the idea from the person highest up in the hierarchy is taken on. This article looks at how we can best put our viewpoint forward and handle conflicting perspectives to gain the most value from our workplace collaborations.
But I think the number one, most important thing in the art of successful disagreement is not to expect a “winning” perspective to come out on top. Rather, the goal of the discussion is just to have a clear and concise understanding of the conflicting views - and to go away, and let those views percolate in your mind. I think you will find that very often, the correct answer turns out to be “a little of this, and a little of that”.