Why the Office Oddball Is Good for Business – TIME

Why the Office Oddball Is Good for Business – TIME
Want to get the most out of your next brainstorming session at work? Bring in an oddball. If you can’t find an oddball, try a naysayer or even a mere stranger — anyone who can keep things vaguely uncomfortable. If that sounds like a prescription for one of the worst meetings you’ve ever had, suck it up and go anyway. It might also be one of the most productive.

This is my role in most meetings.  I’m okay with it.


Comments

  1. I frequently find myself asking “what do you want to give up to do that” I am not that popular either but I still think it is an important question to ask.

  2. I’m not an oddball, I’m conformity challenged. :-)

  3. Sure, a single office oddball is an asset. But too many kooks spoil the broth.