Solution #2

A framework that that I use to protect against my own biases is to always develop an alternative solution to a problem, if the solution I have (or my team has) identified fits very well with my world view or preferences. The alternative solution should be completely different than the first one but still solve the same problem.

Here is an example. Suppose your team needs to move on a market opportunity. And suppose your team is very used to building their own solutions from scratch - so that is what they decide to do, build the solution from the ground up. You as the leader should challenge your team to evaluate a solution that outsources or even purchases an off-the-shelf solution.

If leaders allow themselves and their teams to default to answers rooted in their preferences, biases, or history - they will miss out on better opportunities, or even worse, make mistakes that could have been avoided.

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Thompson Aderinkomi