Working democratically in the business world may seem to be a contradiction to traditional leadership styles.
Hi Paul - I would be happy to panel on this one.
Paul, by vulnerability, do you mean willing to accept the outcomes of a democratic process?
How might an employee be perceived if a decision was good for the company, their peers, and their clients and yet the employee opposed the decision?
It's a business decision and that employee would need to assess his/her alignment with the company, team and clients. Individuals must decide and that's based upon circumstances.
I remember when a company I worked moved from employer-paid health care to the "shared-cost" model. Some in my group complained that "We didn't get a vote!" My response was that you'll need to assess the impact and make a decision. Per The Clash - https://youtu.be/xMaE6toi4mk
Terrific example and enjoyable link that reinforces the point you articulated - thank you!
From the Authors of "Learning as a Way of Leading:
"...the power of all voices being heard...inviting others to add value...."
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