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Casey’s eTip: Use Scales to Find Common Ground

Casey's eTip: Use Scales to Find Common Ground

Disagreements at work are inevitable. They can become intractable and derail progress when colleagues become opponents and opinions become entrenched (see the US Congress, for example). There is an altermative…

Peter Boghossian suggests using scales to determine how attached people are to their views. It moves the conversation from yes/no and allows both sides to save face as they (possibly) shift their opinions along the continuum as a result of exchanging information through civil discourse.