In Amazon’s letter to shareholders, Jeff Bezos talks about it’s policy of “Disagree and commit.”
Debates are had to determine the way forward, but at some point a decision is made.
Regardless of whether you agree with the decision, you commit to making a success of it.
This is a beautiful way of maximizing speed, minimizing passive-aggressive behavior, and failing fast.
Most of the time it doesn’t matter whether the decision is right or wrong, it just matters that a decision is made and the team gets 100% behind it, executing at top speed.
The sooner you go down a fork in the road, the sooner you can tell whether it’s the wrong path ad backtrack.
Disagree and commit.