Don’t expect anything original from an echo.
There is something fascinating about an echo!
Having our own words communicated back to us from another source satisfies the child in all of us.
In the workplace, however, the love of an echo — at the expense of different and dissenting voices — hurts organizational productivity. Effective leaders understand the danger of loving echoes.
Instead, these leaders create an environment where dissenting opinions are not only encouraged but valued. They seek a dissenting opinion when it is not offered. Too many echoes stifle organizational innovation!
If you want innovation, learn the value of seeking out those whose opinions are different from your own.
Conformity kills innovation. Learn to value dissenting voices!If the only opinions you value are those that are like your own, you won't promote much innovation in your organization. Click To Tweet