The principle of this article is one of my favorite team dynamics topic; “healthy friction”. Make sure your team operates in a safe zone. No topic should be out of scope. Get the best out of the collective team, debate, disagree and then conclude and align forward. Joost d’Hooghe

If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless, HBR by Liane Davey, January 31, 2017

There’s no point in collaboration without tension, disagreement, or conflict. What we need is collaboration where tension, disagreement, and conflict improve the value of the ideas, expose the risks inherent in the plan, and lead to enhanced trust among the participants.  To maximize the benefit of collaborating, you need to diverge before you converge.

If you want to create productive conflict on your team and use it to generate better ideas, you need to move beyond permission to making productive conflict an obligation.

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