Cognitive biases & the business of being right

Organizational cultures vary in the unspoken demand for being right. In high demand cultures, there is pressure to always appear right. These cultures make new learning and innovation quite difficult and unlikely, no matter how many incentives and how much lip service are paid to them.  

Learning and innovation are only likely when intellectual and emotional humility is the norm.  The less people need to be right, the more curious they are, the more possibilities they see. This is a neuroscience fact.