Popular ideas

Some popular ideas are challenging to understand, and they deserve more respect than what they get nowadays.

For example, it is very easy to mistake psychological safety for an environment in which everybody feels safe to do whatever they want, as they won’t ever get any criticism. It might hurt them.

Similarly, it is easy to mistake culture with the way your office is organised, the amount of ice cream or healthy drink options your employees get, the number and the coolness of off-sites and team days, the rooms dedicated to hobbies and free time, and how they are named.

Or to mistake leadership with busyness, the necessity to provide answers, feeling like you have to be right.

The popularity of a concept should make us want to get it right, not bend it to our needs and the closer shortcut.

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