12 Collaboration is a choice

Positivity Intolerance

Symptoms: Discouraging negativity and tragicomic pursuit of truth

Positivity intolerance is a general phenomenon in many Nordic cultures, but in the toughest management teams it has developed into so called yummy-yummy allergy. Even a minuscule portion of praise or positivity causes pimples to an allergic person. The starting point for this disease is a morbid pursuit of realism. In the background there is often an underlying tendency towards perfectionism and being straightforward, which are called honesty by the patient.

A yummy-yummy allergic management team generally sets the goals high. If the goal is not achieved, the result is unambiguously "poor", and the members don't even try to say ...

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