What's your natural response when someone challenges your opinion? Couple weeks ago, had a wonderful discussion with the team. All of us had radically different takes on a specific solution to a user problem yet productive enough to reach a consensus in one sit. I tried to do that with people I rarely work with.
Sat down, sip of that lethal dose of caffeine, and we're in a heated conversation (professional though). People do not seem to resolute different takes on a simple problem, and some consider an escalation to the higher ups. Concluded with the need to take a step back, recollect our thoughts and have another meeting. And it all started when one person challenged another's deliberate take. Different mindsets, different attitudes congrue different characters, I guess. Next meeting - went smooth, no problems whatsoever. In fact, we had reached a consensus at a breakneck speed. Crazy how different people react to challenges, and, if willing to accept them, take a step back and pivot their attitude.