When your brain concentrates intensely on one task, it’s easy to miss what’s happening around you. This means when your team diligently focuses on a task, it could be missing something. From the Harvard Business Review, here are two ways to identify those blind spots:

  • * Assign the task of speaking up. Every time your team meets, include an agenda item that reads: "What are we missing?" Rotate responsibility for answering the question so that everyone eventually contributes.
  • * Get an outsider's perspective. Bring people from other parts of your organization to analyze your project or topic under discussion. They might not know all of the details or processes you're considering, but they may see things you don't.

Source: Harvard Business Review