When is it Best to Decide not to Decide?
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa
Surely there are occasions where choosing not to decide is the best or only option. Some examples:
1. You are not in possession of all the facts;
2. Important occurrences are in the pipeline that will definitely affect the decision you have to make:
3. Making the decision is not in your area of responsibility and there is time for the relevant authority to make a more reasoned and appropriate decision sometime later; and
4. The matter demanding a decision is not urgent and the situation could develop in a number of competing ways.