Rational or Rationalizing

Dan Pierce/ May 4, 2015/ Teambuilding/ 0 comments

Everyone wants to be a rational decision maker. The problem is, when we have a subtle agenda, we can shift from being rational to rationalizing a slightly different outcome to achieve that agenda.  This can happen as preserving the hero status becomes a priority over doing what is right. It’s a subtle temptation and can be easily rationalized as the team banters over options. But, when hero sentiment enters the decisions making process, “necessary” compromise will cause a team to settle for less than best because best is no longer best without the hero status.

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