Teams that feel comfortable challenging the status quo are the teams that innovate. Listen to your teams and trust in their skills. Valued teams are happy teams, and happy teams are productive teams.
A healthy work atmosphere will have a feeling of belonging, mutual trust and a sense of structure. Raising challenges brings value if there is psychological safety, but ultimately it is not conflict that drives dedicated people away, it is neglect.
Often, verbal only problem solving, like meetings, are simply unplanned workshops, usually led by whoever talks the loudest, with topics often circling back on themselves. Instead, consider consciously designed workshops with clarity of purpose and clear outcomes. These can be as short or as long as you need.
Find the values of your teams and individuals, and where they overlap with your company purpose, vision and mission.
Never look backwards at what has been invested, always consider what is best for now and the future, and pivot if necessary. One of the most dangerous phrases in business is "Because that's the way we've always done it"
A business or project runs simply by tackling a series of problems to solve, and nothing solves problems faster or to a higher quality than collaboration.