Disagreeing without it being risky

The hallmark of a resilient, productive and sustainable culture is that disagreements aren’t risky.

When someone cares enough to make an assertion and show their work, a healthy organization or society takes a look.

The alternative is the brittle, closed culture of talking points, loyalty oaths and unquestioned status quo. It might be a neighborhood social club, a large corporation or a nation, but the principle remains.

What happens when we disagree? Because when the world changes (and it always does) we’ll probably end up disagreeing sooner or later. Being good at it is a skill. – Seth Godin

I long for more skillful, cultural capacity to disagree (have a different frame, hierarchy of values, perspective) with less risk of… punishment, outcasting, ridicule, separation… ~Rick