Sonntag, 2. September 2012

Can we get away from saying 'No' to discussions?

One characteristic that I have come across recently is how people react in group discussions or during daily conversations

People who are open to patient discussions
People who outright reject differing opinions

Here I would like to look at the positives of the former group

The group which gives patient hearing comes out as people who are considerate.
This group believes everyone has something to offer and rightly so. This approach to discussion helps people in looking at things from different perspectives, resulting in better decision making. It is important to understand that every opinion discussed has positives and negatives.

Let us take a situation we come across daily in our life. The decision to buy a product.
The more opinions or options analyzed results in identifying the positives and negatives of option A, also in the positives and negatives of Option B. So the optimal solution might be a mix of option A and Option B. This might not be a case always but opening yourself to patient discussions and considering every other person has something to contribute can result in a better result for ourselves.

In a Team scenario, this is particularly important and is not limited to just better decision making but also

- bettering team dynamics
- increasing communication among team
- increasing self respect of team members
- innovation stemming from positive communications
- being the change themselves they dread to face

Am sure there is more, do comment and together we can explore the power of working together and being patient with our fellow colleagues

Mittwoch, 7. April 2010

UEFA Finals 2010

Hamburg Arena would have loved to see their club, HSV Hamburg in the finals. But even with 'Van the man', this wish was made impossible a fortnight ago by a hardworking Fulham team.

The final between Fulham, lead by Bobby Zamora who missed out on a World Cup call from Fabio Capello, against Athletico Madrid team who had in their ranks the likes of Forlan and Sergia Aguero was always going to be a high tempo affair. And the Hamburg arena did witness an interesting final.

The first half an hour of the match was dominated by the team from Madrid as Forlan and Aguero toyed with the Fulham backline and went close on more than one occassion to open the scoring. Finally Forlan broke the deadlock assisted by Aguero on the 32nd minute. The response from Fulham was swift and Davies scored on the 37th minute after some good work by Zamora.

The second half started with lot of possession for Fulham. It was not until the 65th minute that the Madrid team got a look on the Fulham goalmouth.There were some nice run ins by Gera. Neither team could find the winning goal and the game went into extra time.

Both the team went on attack in the extra time and Forlan turned in yet another Aguero pass, past Mark schwarzer to score the winner. In my opinion a deserved win made possible by a stellar performance from the Uruguayan striker.

Chelsea scouts would have been impressed by the display put up by their summer target, Sergio Aguero.The question is would Madrid be willing to give upon their young Argentinian talent.