JCU PRESENTS: FALLACIES IN THE WORKPLACE

Week 10: The Middle Ground Fallacy (September 26-30)

The Middle Ground Fallacy: When a position that is the middle ground between two opposing positions is presumed to be the best course of action.

Discussion Questions:


(1) In the video's example, Bob suggests rotating the inventory reports to cut reporting time in half and then doing only one additional observation. He says that this will allow them both to get half of what they want. How has Bob committed the Middle Ground fallacy? Is his solution best for the company because they will both "get half of what they want"?

(2) When can compromise be beneficial when it comes to team decision making and when can it be problematic? Why? 



(3
) Are there any examples of the "Middle Ground" fallacy you've encountered in your career or your personal life?