The Myth of Consensus
On a team, there can be a complex mix of personal opinions at any given moment. The larger the team, the more complex the mix of possible viewpoints. It’s easy to project our own opinion on our teammates if no one has an opportunity to express their opposing opinion. Even if ample opportunity is given, we have to understand that most people have an aversion to verbally disagreeing so they will likely do so silently. Great teams do what Patrick Lencioni describes as “mining for conflict”. No news does not always equate to the consensus we assume.