Years ago we were asked to work with a creative team – a writer and art director – highly respected by their agency but renowned for being combative with the clients.
It became clear to us that there were two things going on – they had little respect for the clients and refused to listen to their viewpoints.
So how can you disagree in a helpful way?
Here are a few tips.
Our capacity to disagree on the whole helps us to reason better. It helps us to rationalise our strongest case. Without disagreement there can be no expression of your ideas.
So what makes disagreement more fruitful? Better evaluations with more compassion.
When you trust each other enough, you can reason and share.