I spoke with a company recently that was seeking help regarding a situation that had been underway for several years and has escalated into something that they described as a “crisis”.
The earlier we seek guidance and help, the healthier our cultures will be. As leaders, we don’t want to spend our time on “non-critical” tasks. Disagreements are normal and, if we want healthy organizations, we must welcome debate and disagreements. As leaders, we must not only encourage our people to speak up, we must model effective ways to do so.
The rewards may simply be a crisis being averted down the road.