“In fact, the great strength of the Internet lies in this ability to develop and connect affinity groups. It goes beyond the connecting Tea Party members with other Tea Party members, and jihadists with jihadists. 176 more words
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While many see reaching agreement as the goal of dialogue and conflict resolution, Margaret Heffernan sees value in disagreement, even deep disagreements. In this TED Talk, she gives examples and explains how disagreement can be a healthy thing for individuals and organizations.
Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers — and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree. 174 more words