Since I attended a Management 3.0 workshop a couple of weeks ago there is one thing that I cannot get out of my mind. It was a simple metaphor: A good manager is like a gardener. Imagine a garden full of vegetables, fruits and other plants. The gardener’s job is to create as much value as possible out of the garden. Value might be the fruits that the plants create. The more tomatoes, strawberries and potatoes grow the more value comes out of the garden.
There are many ways to make decisions in a team. Most teams use always the same style to decide things. Unfortunately there is not one way which is perfect for every situation. If you choose your decision style depending on the context you will come up with much better solutions for important questions.