Call It What You Want

Last week’s newsletter on more rapid decision-making resonated with many readers. Some comments about rapid decision-making included the phrase, “fail fast”. I found in follow-up replies that many are uncomfortable with this phrase. They were even more uncomfortable with “fail fast, fail often”. Apparently, no one wants to fail. Of … Continue reading

Consensus– The Silent Killer

In the long-drawn out attempt to achieve agreement on a decision, your opportunity has died. A common outcome of flattened and complex organizational structures is the tendency toward gaining consensus before taking action. The organizational structure itself does not inherently require consensus-style decision making. Rather it is the individual working … Continue reading