Decision making process. Do you even think about decision making as a process? I guess not really. But waiting long days for some minor decision which hampers the project sounds familiar, isn’t it? We’ve seen that. We’ve been there.
Here’s the thing: in vast majority of cases when we defer a decision we do it to get more insight, more knowledge about the subject. The problem is we very rarely do anything to actually do what we intend to. Let’s face the truth, most of the time deferred decision is exactly the same as it would be if we made it on the fly. We make it basing on exactly the same premises.
Our decisions aren’t anything close to fine red wine – they don’t become better after some time just for the simple reason it is um… later.
There is cost attached to every delay in decision making process. We hamper our projects, we defer work. Yes, there is also cost attached to wrong calls we make, but then usually we just fool ourselves that we’re going to dig deeper.
So make up your mind and make your call fast. It will be better that way.