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One way to increase productive conflict, and prevent groupthink, is by creating a diverse workplace. Having people from various backgrounds, whether that’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, increases the diversity of thought and perspectives within organizational groups. Justin Zackal highlights how to achieve productive conflict and watch for signs of groupthink.
The art of staying positive doesn’t mean ignoring the reality of what’s happening. It means accepting reality for what it is and deciding to thrive anyway; then devising your own formula for what that looks like for you and committing to it. Take care of yourself on difficult days. Reach out to your therapist and your community. Take breaks.
Don’t define yourself as an active or passive job seeker. You’re always a work in progress on a path of mastery. Explore and exploit at various times in your career. Know which career season you’re in and tailor your job search accordingly. And, most of all, be patient. Nothing hard-won or worth having in your career happens all at once.