Two primary ways we get out of sync at work:
- Simple misunderstandings
- Not handling disagreements well (e.g. papering over differences instead of disagreeing and committing, one of our other cultural values)
When you sense you’re out of sync (going a different direction, tackling a different hill, out of sequence with soemone), get on the phone and sort it out. fast. We don’t want to go down different paths for long—the cost of fixing it is too great!
“People must be open-minded and assertive at the same time.” –Ray Dalio (Watch this 5-minute video by legendary Ray Dalio on alignment in an idea meritocracy. Thanks to Jared Montz for recommending that book to me last year!)