Harmony is not the lack of conflict, but the existence of inspired and innovative options for responding to conflict.
A difference of opinions is no need for conflict—it simply means there is more than one point of view to be considered. Sure, it’s true that coming to a unanimous agreement across the boardroom table can have a positive impact on workplace morale. It’s also true, though, that a difference of opinion can lead to critical thinking, breakthrough ideas, and a discovery of passion! Wouldn’t you rather embrace the discussions and exchange of new ideas that come from having diverse opinions on your team? It not only makes great business sense, but it’s a great way to create an inclusive and tolerant business environment—the rewards of which are happier and more productive team members. What’s your relationship with inclusivity and diverging opinions?