Prejudice, according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is “an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge. An instance of such judgement or opinion. An irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics.”
BTL team practice is designed to blow up what divides every system – Us vs. Them. Sales vs. Marketing. Engineering vs. Operations. Corporate vs. Field. President vs. COO. PNC vs. Benefits. Coaches vs. Athletes. Administration vs. Coaches. Retail vs. Direct to consumer. All systems, if they are going to perform at their peak have to admit their biases and build unity instead.
You see, friend, your prejudice isn’t simple and goes way beyond a black/white, right/left, rich/poor, south/north, east/west, conservative/liberal, or believer/pagan kinda configuration. Your prejudice is about us vs. them. And, the root of the problem is all we’ve really got is us. In reality there is no them.
All we’ve got is us.
Lead anything and you gotta root out bias as you build unity. Unity, you see, requires a leader realizing all we’ve really got is us. What us vs. them are you rooting out, friend? Good…