Thursday, April 04, 2019

When Looking at a Proposed Course of Action


  1. What could be the unintended consequences?
  2. Is the decision easily reversed?
  3. Could the process or product be simplified?
  4. Would an incremental approach be wiser?
  5. What are the downsides of inaction?
  6. What are the advantages of inaction?
  7. Will taking action reduce or increase your worries?
  8. Does its success heavily rely upon the cooperation or nonresistance of people who are unlikely to support the action?
  9. Is time on your side?
  10. Have you seriously considered the arguments against the action?
  11. Is there a single factor that can overwhelm all of the others?
  12. Is there any component that causes unease and yet has not been thoroughly analyzed?
  13. How much of the proposal is driven by ego?
  14. Will the consequences of a negative appearance overwhelm the benefits of the action?
  15. Have people felt free to surface their unfiltered opinions?

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