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We humans are pack animals.

When we’re undecided we follow the direction of the flock. We mark territory in the workplace by applying our scent to a project or idea.

Our behaviour is natural, instinctive and to be understood. If we accept these collective primal urges it’s easier to navigate and successfully manage a process.

To get buy-in make sure you leave your colleagues space to make their mark and recognise that you’ll need support of a quorum if you want the flock to alter course.

By using our animal instincts we can more effectively tackle the elephant in the room.

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