Friday, July 08, 2016

Quirks of Decision-Making

  • When a decision must be made immediately, usually it doesn't have to be made immediately.
  • When a matter is so sensitive that top management wants it resolved promptly, that is exactly the time to make sure it receives calm and thorough deliberation. 
  • When everyone agrees on a course of action, it is as if cotton has been wrapped around the alarm bells.
  • When people throw stones at a decision that did not work out well, they assume there is no way that sitting tight could have produced a worse situation. Often, they are wrong.

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