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Disagreeing productively

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Disagreeing productively
Why this topic matters

While disagreements may be uncomfortable in the moment, if handled well, they’re a powerful force for change and innovation. What's key is disagreeing productively and respectfully.

What participants will do together
  • Review 4 tactics for disagreeing productively
  • Apply the tactics to handle a workplace disagreement
  • Exchange feedback, reflections, and plans to apply it in real life
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Participant reflections

"I will be more careful about separating facts from assumptions."

"I will use this framework to reach common ground in my next disagreement with a peer."

"I need to be OK with being wrong and pause more at the beginning of any disagreement."

"In my next disagreement, I will validate the other person's feelings and opinions before stating my own."

"This was a fun and immersive experience with coworkers—I love the mix of group and solo work. I am a fan!"

"This was a terrific combination of individual and group learning. The tech feels groundbreaking!"

"This is a way better experience than watching eye-numbing videos. I love it."

"I love that Sparkwise makes it possible to chat with colleagues in real time while solving interesting problems."

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