Disagree and Commit

One sign of a healthy business culture is people who are willing to push back on the leadership team’s ideas, processes, and plans.

You see that in meetings filled with debate and argument. The leaders ideas are tested, plans are debated rather than accepted uncritically.

But another sign of a healthy business culture is that those same people are also willing to implement the ideas, processes and plans that they push back on.

After those debates, they put the argument behind them and work hard to implement the ideas they opposed.

In other words, a healthy business culture has people who feel safe enough to disagree and enough trust that people are willing to commit even when they don’t agree.

Two signs of a healthy business culture.

Disagree and Commit.