In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Dan Iten break down an article from the Harvard Business Review titled “Who Has the D? How Clear Decision Roles Enhance Organizational Performance.” The article emphasizes the importance of making quick and effective decisions to prevent loss of ground in businesses. Todd and Dan review two frameworks from the article, bottlenecks in decision-making and the RAPID framework for accountability, and discuss how these frameworks can be applied to improve clarity on decision-making in church settings.
“Yes, it’s important to pay attention to the prompting of the Spirit. But it’s never going to go against what Scripture says, or what your good and godly wise counsel and people have to say.” – Todd Adkins
“Consensus is a worthy goal. But as a decision-making standard, it can be an obstacle to action or a recipe for the lowest common denominator compromise.” – Todd Adkins
“As a company grows, its operation becomes more complex. However, senior executives can no longer master the details.” – Todd Adkins
“Consensus kills when it’s a watered-down decision, or it’s something that’s compromised, that isn’t as clear or isn’t as executable or doesn’t get executed, because nobody owns it.” – Todd Adkins