Design by Committee

It takes a strong project manager (leader) to say to staff and fellow management alike, “I trust (the experts we’ve hired) that we’ll like (benefit from) the results of this project.”

Without a project leader like that, it’s pretty much a cinch that you won’t like the results.

Input is nice to have (sometimes), and (occasionally) quite eye-opening. In addition, being heard makes folks quite nearly as satisfied as seeing their input put to use, so it’s well worth allowing input.

But.

Committeethink

90% of the time

Isblandthink.

If you’re the owner, the leader, the project manager, you’ve got to be willing to allow, accept and ignore (reject) that input, to get the best results from the project.

… The results that you paid for. From the experts you hired.

 

Grow and be well,

Kelly Erickson