The timing of disagreement is important. Daniel Pink DP Daniel Pink shows that the time of day can have a significant impact on the quality of our decisions. Having an important or difficult conversation when emotions are running high or the environment is putting exceptional stress on the participants (e.g. trying to meet tight deadlines) can decrease the probability that that conversation will have a satisfactory outcome. Choosing the appropriate time for a conversation and allowing enough time to reach a conclusion is an important step to disagreeing well.
Being prepared for disagreement is another important factor. First to clarify one’s own position. Simply outlining the main points of your position can help keep you objective and avoid you slipping into non-productive disputes.