It is difficult to read an article these days that does not quote an “expert” or state something along the lines of “experts say.”
Experts have never been in short supply, and they have always disagreed. Always will. As one of my favorite mentors says, “Everyone has an opinion; I prefer the informed ones.”
Worth remembering is that we, and our team, are the experts within our unique contexts. To position our team to make the best possible decisions in a world/fog of confusing and conflicting data, and myriad mitigating variables, consider the following:
- Add the smartest people we can find to be on our team.
- Give everyone at the table voice in the conversations around the complex problems, and expect them to use those voices (banish quickly the “hiders” and “dodgers”).
- Refuse to do nothing. Inertia and complacency are diseases to be eradicated.
- Demand, embed, and incentivize betterment measures, every day.
- Insist that continual LEARNING is an expected daily discipline.