I think of the line from the Clash song Should I Stay or Should I Go: “This indecision’s bugging me…” and several of my recent sessions come to mind.
Many teams face challenges deciding. The reasons vary: not enough data, too much data (conflicting reasons), emotional reasons linked to past behaviors, fear (of change, of not changing, cost in energy, time or money, of people’s reactions…) and so on.
Decisions free energy and allow you to progress again. Action follows decisions, which is why many people paralyze themselves by overanalyzing all the possible problems with any given decision. When you overthink, opportunities disappear, and results diminish – and you didn’t have to do anything.
Regardless of your decision, you’ll have issues. No matter what you decide. No matter what.
Decide and choose your best set to solve.
As Gino Wickman says “it is less important what you decide than it is that you decide. More is lost by indecision than by wrong decisions.”