Imagine that your manager has called a team meeting to discuss an issue that is critical to the future of the group. You walk into the conference room with hesitation. You know by talking to other people that your opinion on how to proceed diverges considerably from that of the majority. You don’t want to make waves unnecessarily, but you also feel strongly about your point of view. What should you do?
First, don't assume you have to capitulate. The fact that your co-workers are agreeing on a decision doesn’t make it the correct one. Actually, blind group think is one of the worst things about collaborative work environments. Although it may be uncomfortable to do so, sharing an enlightened alternative is your responsibility as someone who has the best interests of the organization at heart.
How else can you extricate yourself diplomatically? For more suggestions, have a look at the full post on the Fast Track blog.