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Discussion on: The Tribe effect in the tech industry

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Cédric Spalvieri Author

Trick question.

First of all, I think this is a job done best from someone outside of the established groups. Any one belonging to a group would too easily be dismissed by the other group.

I see 2 key actions than can have a positive impact :

  • mix group individuals in order to make people understand the view of others
  • try to discourage segmenting behavior, may it be just for fun.

If your already part of a group, the good news is you are aware of it, so you can try to identify in your own behavior how you act in a segmenting way, and adjust it, leading by the example.

There is no silver bullet, but trying to understand people's feeling is a good start.