Sometimes organizations get into trouble by mismanaging agreement rather than from mismanaging conflict. When everyone avoids conflict poor decisions can result. This can happen in interpersonal relationships, agreeing to something that you would rather not do for example.
How many marriages were committed just because the date had been set and the invitations were sent out?
How many bad laws have been passed because legislators voted the party line?
Watch the video, stand up on your hind legs y’all!
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- Avoid Absurdity While Facilitating, Keeping in Mind “The Abilene Paradox” (facilitativeleadership.wordpress.com)