Negotiating a Different Approach
At your next networking event, do not shy away from continuing a conversation where you share different values than another person. If you feel as though the other individual is wrong, pause, listen and ask for more information rather than jump to conclusions. When the timing is right, introduce your experiences with the given subject and your understanding.
How were you able to discuss your values/your differing opinion on a topic? Was there a newfound respect for the other person’s values? How did this impact the conversation? How can you relate this to your work relationships?