On several occasions in my career, I have had to deal with people who couldn’t make firm, resolute decisions. They’d confidently make firm statements, only to retract these a few days or a few hours later. And I wonder why people behave this way.
You need information to make decisions. And if you don’t have the right information, then you go by past trends and gut-feel. Perhaps, you’d consult your advisers and close confidants.
And that’s why one needs to do enough research to be sure about the decision he/she takes — or the bold statements he/she makes.
Making irresolute statements can be costly for organizations and employees. Think about the time (and cost) wasted in research — and the disappointment when the project is called off.
Business leaders – please be cognizant of this post.