In a world of egos duelling and where the other seems to be the one to blame
for an issue or dispute that arises, it is nice to know that there is an alternative
Imagine we had an agreement from our opposite partner/s in crime (business or personal) that we agree to identify any potential disagreements, that could occur, beforehand.
Basically that we agree to prepare before the dispute occurs. What this would do is get
us to be more proactive now in our thinking or as the saying goes “a stitch in time saves
nine” (saves nine stitches more, later).
Now of course we cannot foresee all potential disputes and prepare for all possible failures that may occur, however, because we have this agreement, it would mean that no one person could blame the other for any dispute occurring, as you both simply did not prepare or prepare well enough for the dispute to not occur. And with the blame game out of the way, you could then both focus on what you could have done to avoid the dispute occurring,
using “…with the benefit of hindsight” tool.
ie. With the benefit of hindsight what would you have done differently and what would you hope your partner would have done differently?