Thursday, November 12, 2015


Dissent simply means difference of opinion or feeling.  That is to have or express an opinion different from a prevailing or official position.  Organizations run by o CEO who lords over a team of ‘yes’ men are unlikely to succeed.  Remember, a team that challenges each other will be successful together.

In business, just as in life, you’re not going to get along with everyone all the time.  Dealing with the differences as they arise, while remaining open to the viewpoints of other, is crucial to building long-lasting business relationships.

Having a healthy debate about strategy and direction is vital if a business is to succeed.  Thus speaking up if they disagree is encouraged.  This may seem like a bad advice to leaders who believe that senior management teams should always be harmonious.  Occasional debate is good for everyone and will help to sharpen your team’s focus.

In the long run, disagreement and debate is healthy.  Surrounding one-self with colleagues who think differently and have different skills will be an advantage.

Each time we have fundamental disagreements with management teams, we have to move on, accept each other views, and hopefully, learned something in the process. Remember, there’s no better way of sorting out a difference of opinion then with a good-humoured strong debate.

Shared From article by
Sir Richerd Cherles Nicholas Branson
The original Disruptor
Monday 6 April 2015

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