Part of failing to make a decision is also Procrastination. Wikipedia descibes procrastination as
"Procrastination is the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute" before a deadline." - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procrastination
For some, procrastination is a greater issue than just not making a decision. It can have significant impact on team performance. There is quite a bit written on managing procrastination including
A great article from MindTools on Procrastination
Lori McKee's Tips for Managing Procrastination including a video
Just a few days ago, Google bought Timeful, experimental software that tracks time - read this recent article from Forbes.
The last article is really interesting in getting us to think about where we spend our time -today notice where your time is going? How much is really productive? How much is procrastination?
Have a terrific Friday,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
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