To Complain or Object that is the Question?

There is not so much awareness in our organizations and teams between complaining versus  objecting. Here are the legal definitions as per WikiDiff, although I am talking more about civil purposes, which I have thrown in at the bullet points. To complain: "(legal) in criminal law, the preliminary charge or accusation made by one person against another to the... Continue Reading →

The Quest to Find Psychological Safety

The quest to find Psychological Safety has been ongoing since 2016, when everyone found out, What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team. Since then, everyone seems to be trying to find and define how we go about achieving Psychological Safety. How Do We Find & Define Psychological Safety What if I said... Continue Reading →

DISPUTZ EXPLAINER

What is it: Disputz is a Culture-as-a-Service AI platform to help teams resolve their internal disputes. Our Mission: To empower team members to make self-confident & objective decisions. how we do this: By enabling team members to consistently OBJECT to behavior that we find offensive, during disagreements, and if necessary, have our objections peer reviewed.... Continue Reading →

Object to Noise

Noise causes noise. - To object makes us objective Statistical noise is referred to results that are scattered and not so easy to identify why it is occurring.It is also the title of the next book by Daniel Kahneman.But imagine if we actually removed noise (actual noise) from our discussions in decision-making. ie Reduce any... Continue Reading →

Aggressive – Assertive – Submissive

If Assertive behavior is the objective between Aggressive and Submissive then maybe objecting to aggressive and submissive behavior is the key. Is this possible, that the principle of moderating our behavior and treating each other objectively is linked to the actual word, OBJECT? I believe so. As we simply OBJECT to aggressive and submissive behavior... Continue Reading →

Latest Objective Book Cover

This is my latest book cover, influenced by Daniel Kahneman, and his latest book, Noise.From an interview I heard today, he seems to be saying, how we can overcome overconfidence in organizational decision-making. My take is that confidence is the goal but overconfidence or underconfidence is not. Now, rather than using the old cliché and... Continue Reading →

“Agree to Disagree”, Supplemental

Type into Google "Let's agree to disagree" in quotes and it will return some 121,000 results. "Agree to disagree" or "agreeing to disagree" is a phrase in English referring to the resolution of a conflict whereby all parties tolerate but do not accept the opposing position. It generally occurs when all sides recognize that further... Continue Reading →

Eliminating Badmouthing Gossip

Q. How do we eliminate badmouthing gossip in organizations?A. Expose any unresolved dispute to the whole organization.Obviously there must be some sort of dispute between the initiator of gossip and the person that they are badmouthing. But imagine if their gossip was open for everyone to read including the subject of the gossip. Hmm that... Continue Reading →

Workplace Civility

We can’t PREVENT misbehavior or incivility in the workplace; it is a given. On occasion, it WILL happen between colleagues or between managers and team members, especially when we disagree. When our ideas are threatened, we can become defensive and offensive, resulting in angry or uncivil behavior. We can, however, tackle this behavior rather than... Continue Reading →

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