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Tuesday, October 27 • 19:30 - 20:20
Enabling Dissent for Better Open Decision Making - Sim Zacks, Red Hat

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The open decision making process is so successful by empowering everyone involved to participate, provide feedback and influence the decisions. This is critical for understanding issues, gaining additional perspectives and making sure that the decision makers see all sides of the issue. However, for this to be successful, you also need to hear dissenting viewpoints. Enabling dissent is a very challenging aspect as not everyone with an opinion wants to be part of a debate. An open discussion does not always ensure that all voices are heard, and does not necessarily give the appropriate weight to a differing opinion. Attendees will learn about: * using open decision making and why dissent is such an important aspect * some of the reasons that dissent is often not heard * how to encourage and enable participants to voice dissent * structuring the decision making process so that there is more opportunity for dissenting *


Sim Zacks

DevOps/CI Architect, Red Hat
Sim is a senior principal architect for Red Hat's Quality Engineering division. He has been at Red Hat for the past 5 years, working on continuous integration functions using DevOps methodologies. He has a proven record of success in leading cross functional initiatives across the... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2020 19:30 - 20:20 GMT
Community & Business Leadership Theater