Tenet #7: Decentralize the decision-making
In this blog I would like to discuss the importance of decentralization in decision-making. I mean to illustrate the difference in effectiveness between managing decision-making from a central (usually high level) authority compared to empowering those people lower in the organizational structure (and typically closer to the daily status of specific issues) with the knowledge and authority to make these decisions for themselves. These differences will fall into the following categories:
- Project speed
- Decision correctness
- Leadership development
- Job satisfaction
I will mainly discuss how distributed decision-making impacts the first two points.