Best or Popular

Teams are made of people with different perspectives and different opinions. This diversity of thought is an opportunity for discussion but is too often a trap that can hinder the decision-making process within a team. Great teams make great decisions for great reasons. The end game of their decision is to do what is best for the team and its goals. The team realizes that this is not always the popular decision. Less than great teams get hung up on whether a decision will be popular. This is almost always detrimental to the team in the long run, except maybe in a political campaign where popularity is what is best. Since most of us aren’t running for office, why do our teams so often make decisions as if we were?

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