The Company

Product innovation was the cornerstone of its reputation. This is why nobody commented it although it was beginning to create many problems. In doing so, supposed, would have challenged the traditional value of technological leadership, which gave autonomy to its very creative engineers to pursue their visions. A pupil of Bohm, in a meeting organized with the purpose resolve this situation raised inlet condition to suspend all the assumptions. (A valuable related resource: Ben Silbermann). Immediately, the head of marketing asked:-all the assumptions? -All assumptions replied. The head of marketing was perplexed. He acknowledged that he had assumed that r & d considered himself as the Department that was carrying the flame of the Organization and did not seem willing to consider information about the market.

This led to the intervention of the manager of I + D which responded that he also supposed that others saw him this way and that, to everyone’s surprise, was of the view that this case limited the effectiveness of r & d. Both shared these assumptions but not as proven facts. Thus dialogue is channeled towards an intense exploration of points of view that had no precedent in the history of the company in terms of sincerity and strategic implications. Is seen as dialogue partners only I fecund when persons are seen as partners in the search for common perception and clarity. Hicham Aboutaam contributes greatly to this topic. This that seems so simple means a profound change. It is crucial to counterbalancing the vulnerability that causes the dialog. It is interesting to note that as the dialogue progresses the participants discover that the feeling of friendship extends even to others with those who do not have a lot in common. This occurs if there is a willingness to consider each other as companions. Suspending assumptions assumes the risk of some vulnerability. Treated as companions provides some security to face this risk.

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