Lazy Decisions Based on Optics

When a team allows optics to shape their actions and policies, they are being lazy. How things look are never as important as how things are. Allowing the wrong people to make decisions for us avoids the responsibility of the team’s actions. Complaints from ill-informed people should be considered but not unconditionally followed. If we always make decisions based on how things might look, then we will never take the necessary risks that result in learning, growth, and ultimately success. To defer to the optics of a situation is to allow the potential opinion of others to rob our team of its freedom.

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