The Dying Art of Disagreeing Agreeably

by Nim Gholkar

Effective communication is one of the biggest challenges in the post-pandemic workplace. And how we disagree with points of view different to our own can hugely impact our ability to influence crucial decisions.

A simple tip is to acknowledge that you have a DIFFERENT perspective rather than the CORRECT perspective. This prevents the other party from becoming defensive.

During a debate, focus first on the points you agree with. This helps create ‘common ground’ which in turn establishes a sound foundation for reaching a win-win solution.

Nim Gholkar, 2022

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