Sunday, August 9, 2015

An alternative to consensus?

Adam Bryant interviewed Kevin E. Lofton, C.E.O. of Catholic Health Initiatives, a Colorado-based health system, in the Corner Office feature at The New York Times.
"What’s unusual about the culture of your current company?

"In our senior management meetings, we appoint a designated devil’s advocate, as we call it. So if we’re discussing a critical issue, we’ll appoint someone — and the role rotates — to be the devil’s advocate, no matter what their personal point of view is. That helps you avoid groupthink."

In case it's needed, here's some background on that term at Wikipedia.

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