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Work hack #51: Appoint a decision-maker

Mutual decisions that everyone in the group supports are the goal, but not always possible. To avoid blocking your work with endless discussions, it makes sense to set a time limit by which a decision must be made. If this limit is exceeded, the decision is no longer made by the group but by a designated decision-maker that the group appoints. This person is then responsible for gathering all the necessary information and making a decision. The group agrees to support and implement this decision.

TIP: It makes sense to formally relieve the decision-maker of responsibility. In other words: The team declares that it will implement the decision to the best of its knowledge. If the decision subsequently proves to be wrong, everyone understands that this realization was only possible because the decision was made in the first place.

Work hacks?

Work Hacks are simple, yet original, methods that can be implemented quickly and directly. They improve collaboration and results in the work context.

In this series we will introduce tried and tested Work Hacks that will effectively improve collaboration.

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