The comfort of unanimity or the laborious working out of an agreement?

Is a unanimous team, with no people to constructively oppose the ideas, a dream team of a leader? Is being part of such a team an employee’s dream?

The answers to these questions are extremely important at the point of recruiting the team members. When assembling a team, we very often recruit people similar to ourselves in many respects like the way of thinking, analyzing the situation, formulating conclusions, and having a similar level of energy, or perspective on the business. In most cases, working in such teams is smooth, and pleasant.

By the time.

Until a major crisis appears that requires non-standard solutions. A unanimous team will follow an efficient and smoothly developed idea. There will be no room for a creative and not easy discussion, in which various views clash, and opposing ideas and scenarios appear. After all, the members of the team think alike.

Which shall we choose than – the comfort of unanimity or the painstaking development of an agreement?

Monika Ciesielska
President at IMSA Search Global Partners. An experienced consultant in the recruitment of the management staff, including board members, and a leader of the recruiting team in the IT/Tech area. Enthusiast of digital transformation of HR processes. Podcaster at "Skrzydlaty HR" and "Top Leaders Club".
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