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7 reasons why good teams make bad decisions, to give you an early alert when you're heading for trouble.

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Nice summary of failure modes:

1. Missing Key Information or Expertise

2. Communication Channels Are Not Open

3. Unclear Decision Making Processes

4. Succumbing to Time Pressure

5. Purpose is Unclear

6. Values Not Articulated

7. Groupthink

Great article, Ernie. I'm always looking for good decision making process, so #3 resonates with me.

3. Unclear Decision Making Processes

When it is unclear how a decision will be made (whether by consensus, majority, or by the team leader) or when the decision is not put on the table, often the loudest voice carries the decision, not necessarily the wisest voice or even one that represents the best thinking of the team.

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