Disagree then commit
Gentleman, we are all in agreement on the decision. Let's give ourselves time to develop disagreement
Gentlemen, I take it we are all in complete agreement on the decision here. Then, I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until the next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement, and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.
—Alfred P. Sloan
That’s interesting, right? What Alfred meant there is basically, if everyone agrees without any disagreement, you should watch out. Develop a healthy disagreement is necessary to find the best answer in the room and avoid Groupthink bias.
Done right, disagreement helps you to uncover the blindspot.
At the same time, we must be decisive. The problem with a disagreement is that we can run in a circle, slowing us down. So, someone has to make a call. That is why I like the idea of DRI (Directly Responsible Individual). The goal is to commit to the best possible path, not to make everyone happy.
So, challenge people's views with respect and good intention. Have a debate with open-mindedness. Then, commit to the best possible path forward.