Why do businesses such as Xerox PARC and Pixar and people like Dr. John Gottman encourage conflict? Because conflict can be healthy. It can solidify a great idea, or it can bring bad ideas to the forefront. Either way, this healthy conflict can only help teams produce better ideas. Not only does this strategy show a team who ultimately wants to produce their best work, this idea applies to individuals as well.
If I’m passionate about an idea and believe that it will work, then I see it as worth fighting for. But if I’m not fighting to make things better, then I know that it either doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, or I don’t care about the outcome. Either way, I don’t need to waste my time with it. This principle applies to anyone and everyone.
If you don’t believe in something enough to fight for it, then it’s probably the wrong decision, and you need to rethink your position.