Consensus is not a valuable decision making target.

While nice to have, not every opinion is the same quality nor every seat at the table of the same importance. Where consensus-building is not easily enough achieved, it’s more valuable to disagree and commit. It’s a gracious act to let those who disagree know that a decision has been made, personally.rF2

  1. Camille Fournier, The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, ed. Laurel Ruma, First Edition (Beijing: O’Reilly, 2017). (See notes.)