The Small Stuff

So here’s the situation:  You’re the design lead on a project, and someone on your team very passionately disagrees with you on a small detail.  That detail happens to be one you care about, but probably won’t make a major impact on the project overall.  What do you do?

Do it their way.  Even if you think your solution is a little better.  If it turns out to be a disaster you can always go back and change it.  But by supporting your teammate where they’re passionate, you’ve given them that much more of a reason to stay invested in the project.  And besides, you might be wrong, and the suggestion may turn out to be awesome.

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