One of the underlying issues I see with decision-making is that organizations don’t know when they should be talking and when they should stop talking and start doing!
So you end up with two problems:
- Not getting the right input because people are not talking about it when they should be, and
- People not executing when they should be because they keep arguing about things after a decision has been made.
The simple technique I use to avoid this type of decision stall is called Debate vs. Go.
This implies that there are two necessary and separate phases. The DEBATE phase and the GO phase.