Let’s play the word association game. I’ll say a word, and you say the first thing that comes to mind. Ready… “arguments.”
I bet “wonderful” wasn’t the word that popped into your head. I get it. Getting into an argument is rarely a good thing, but when it comes to finding the best idea possible, you need to generate some wonderful arguments.
I had the chance to chat with Natania Mathany from A Thinking Ape about two of their key values: have wonderful arguments and may the best idea win. Natania is fostering a culture where a co-op student can, and is encouraged to, disagree with the CEO in pursuit of finding the best possible solutions.
But diving into a culture like that can be difficult depending on your personality type and the work environment that you’re used to. That’s why Natania focuses on continually reinforcing those two values for all employees.
Give it a listen and learn how to have wonderful arguments.