10 Feb Creating and Sustaining a Safe Environment That Encourages Organized Disagreement
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New York based multibillion dollar Hedge Fund company, Bridgewater has a signature culture- Radical Transparency.
Some Ivy League universities in the US have studied the company’s corporate culture to understand how the culture was built and sustained.
Many companies attempted to copy and paste Bridgewater’s culture.
Unfortunately, few succeeded.
Many failed because they could not create a safe and productive environment where inhabitants of the culture engage in ORGANIZED disagreements to challenge the status quo, question mediocre ideas, and so on without feeling unsafe.
One of the reasons they struggled to configure such a culture was because they didn’t put the necessary ground rules to combat DISORGANIZED agreement.
As a result, they ended up having a toxic environment where few members belittle, undermine, or dominate others in the name of disagreement…