How to make decisions when your team can’t agree?

It is not uncommon that teams disagree. In this article I’m not going to talk about how to avoid these situations, instead, I’ll focus on how to proceed once a discussion has reached a deadlock. Focus on decisions, not on discussions Discussions can go on and on until a person gives up. This is not …

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Opinions are a wasted company resource!

We all have opinions. And when our opinions are not taken into account we felt not only personally ignored, but also that the company is missing out. But from the employers perspective, what is really an opinion. And when does it make sense to take it into account? Taking an opinion into account has two …

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Everybody is a hat-person, but few tools are

The six thinking hats is an excellent framework by Edward de Bono for having discussions that are more structured and balanced. The idea is that all thoughts and statements can be put in one of six categories. As a pedagogical device, the categories are represented by six hats. Blue hat – The Big Picture – …

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