You need a certain amount of discord in your meetings. If you just have discord, well, then you have a university, right? So what you want to do is you need a deadline. So discord plus deadline. Who enforces the deadline? Me. That’s my job. Or whoever is running the meeting. So if you have discord and deadline, then you’re likely to produce a consensus. And if you look at the academic literature, and all of the surveys and so forth, this is going to produce, on average, the best sort of business judgment kind of outcomes.
Author: Eric Schmidt
Source: McKinsey Quarterly
Subjects: Organizational Behavior, Productivity / Work Tips