What Does It Mean to "Disagree and Commit"?

What does it Mean to Disagree and Commit?

Jeff Bezos recently wrote in Inc. about three vital words to get to organizational excellence; “Disagree and Commit”.

For many of us, it’s hard to take a stand on any issue or a decision that’s out of one’s comfort zone. Yet, often we must reframe our thoughts about things, because there’s always a more productive way to gain consensus and support.

Bezos says, “"Look, I know we disagree on this but will you gamble with me on it? The outcome is probably a yes.

Whether you confront budget issues, disagreement about certain capital expenditures or gaining alignment with coaches on certain department directions, expressing your disagreement doesn’t mean you won’t support the project or the person. Candid disagreement and commitment is a way to move forward.

When you are committed to your people you trust, good things happen.