Poll results: How progressive is the decision-making process in your organization?
Here are the results of the poll in Newsletter #16
How progressive is the decision-making process in your organization?
29,5% (Not at all)
22,6% (Pretty good)
8,4% (Bucket List material)
Total votes: 190
Knowing that much of the frustration in today's workplaces is linked to the way decisions are made, overall this is not a very positive result.
People at the top of the organization with the most decision making power are the farthest away from the actual work that’s being done. At the same time, people at the bottom of the organization often don't have the authority to make decisions on their own. The result? Ill-informed, slow and terrible decisions that are made in a process that frustrates everyone involved.
There’s definitely not one right way to make decisions. What works well in one organization doesn’t necessarily work in another. Finding the right process is a powerful way to become a better workplace. And if you want everyone to be fully engaged at work? Allow, and require, everyone to make decisions.
Are you working in a place where everyone is making decisions? We’d love to hear a successful transformation story, tips, tricks and experiences.
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Here's something that might interest many readers: a self-assessment to explore how self-managed your team actually is. As more and more companies experiment with self-management, it's good to understand whether you're exploring true self-management, or just a half-baked version of it.
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing." This famous quote by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard really hits the nail on its head. And as we spend most of our days at work, the work we do says a lot about the way we lead our lives.