Volunteer to be the Devil in the next meeting

Why are we less critical while evaluating ideas at work?

The following are some SINS of the collective decision making process.

  • Why should I bother?” Does not affect my job. I couldn’t care less….
  • I am sure he knows best.” Failure to question the authority or intelligence of a senior or experienced team member
  • Let’s get this over with.” There are several other important tasks to be completed
  • This has worked in the past too”. Just because something worked or failed in the past does not guarantee the same repeat outcome. The context may have changed

The Devil’s Advocate can help improve decision making

The Devil’s Advocate



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Nitesh Verma

Nitesh Verma

Business Analyst, Blogger and Coach. I write about strategy, problem solving and people management.