Do you know that? You don’t believe in one thing until it hits you?
And then you stand up for this one thing that you forget to research / question your behavior?
I am open-minded and unbiased.
So how could I suggest something like this to a project manager in the context of a new cooperation with his company:
“Should I give you brief information about those involved so you know how to deal with them?”
Response from this project manager:
“No. I don’t want to approach the project biased”
It was a long time ago, but I keep thinking about that answer.
What an attitude.
Admittedly, I also don’t like it when you warn about others in advance.
Admittedly, I have become weak in such cases and have listened, because it is exciting and entertaining.
Although I say “I can decide whether to use the information”, it is very unlikely that I will meet the people already mentioned openly.
These people then do not get a fair chance to work together.
Of course, there are cases in which I form my own opinion and clearly define for myself whether cooperation makes sense or not.
Of course, sometimes a preconceived opinion is useful, but in relation to people mostly inhibiting and unproductive.
In projects where different companies and thus different values meet, impartiality is very essential.
In my case, as a project manager in the company, I wanted to use my information to speed up the process and ultimately save costs.
With his answer and his remarkable impartiality, which ran through the whole project, I quickly realized that his manner saves costs and leads to project success.
In itself, something that I am aware of and practice myself. So how could I suggest something like that?
Because I am just as fallible. However, the decision to work on myself makes it easier for me to allow such moments of clarity.
These moments can be with me if;
🔸️such colleagues appear with a clear attitude as in this story
🔸️ my children ruthlessly tell me directly what’s going on
🔸️my husband tells me “that doesn’t fit with what you stand for”
When I talk about diversity (and diversity has many faces), it doesn’t mean I know better. No, I offer a stage to work on myself.
Admitting something to yourself is also the first step here.
The person in this story is Daniel Frei. Thank you for your clear stance, which brings people and companies to success.
And you, do you catch yourself again and again?