Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.
I found this video very interesting, another point that I took away, is that even when the information was freely available and showed that x-ray during pregnancy contributed to cancer rates in children, doctor’s did not use that information, until 25 years later. Part of the problem was that it takes time to transform perception, even if the data shows that it is incorrect. We not only need to Dare to disagree, but also dare to believe in an alternative view or belief based on data and new information. We must ourselves be open to changing our own views or consider other possibilities.
What did you think about this video? How do you react at work, do you challenge perceptions?