Dare to disagree? Openness isn’t the end, it is the beginning.

Enjoyed this thought provoking presentation by Margaret.

Margaret presented with compelling reasons why daring to disagree, even in conflicting situation would help people to grow and develop, with great thinking and wonderful outcomes.  Is it rhetoric or reality?  I reckon it depends on the context.  If we encounter conflicts personally and at work, we may have to think about the consequences and price to pay in the different “win-lose” and “lose-lose” conflict situation.   Besides, for every conflict we encounter, there are always a higher way that we may consider.

Dare to disagree? May be, may be not?

 

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20 thoughts on “Dare to disagree? Openness isn’t the end, it is the beginning.

  1. I would add that answers generated from open and diverse discourse are not an end result, but rather a beginning of future discourse.

  2. I would add that answers generated from open and diverse discourse are not an end result but rather a beginning of future discourse.

  3. Hi John,
    Good question. Conflict is a normal state. I don’t bother getting off course in my life or in relationships because someone says or does something that surprises or disturbs my thinking. Why would I not listen, give them reason. I don’t know Margaret or what she said so The context for my reply is simply your post. Why not go for win-win? Just wondering about the context that led you to ask the question?

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  5. @Ken Instead of my way or your way, higher way could be an alternative way that may lead to a win-win solution. Have you ever considered or adopted creative or innovative way in resolving a conflict?

  6. @Mary, there are some situations where win-win is hard to achieve or near to impossible. Have you ever encountered situations where people disagree due to personality crashes, or value crashes? How have you dealt with those situations?

  7. I suppose there is a win-win in just engaging in the conflict in the first place. Why is a solution required?

  8. @Ken, not necessarily. Just engaging in cognitive conflict can lead to a win-win situation, but sometimes conflict can turn personal. When it gets personal, I’m willing to bet it leads to a lose-lose situation.

  9. Maybe only sometimes a solution is required? As in when the conflict is perceived to be a problem? Maybe it is our perception of conflict that requires a solution?

  10. John,
    I suppose you have seen this Ted Talks by William Ury: The Walk from “No” to “Yes”.

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