Everyone’s an expert, everyone has opinions, and not all of them are helpful. At the same time, failure to secure the right kind of involvement from stakeholders leads to some unpleasant consequences for effective decision making:

  • Taking an inferior solution, as a way to satisfy everyone
  • Key stakeholders giving verbal support, then dragging their feet
  • Re-opening discussions and negotiations with suppliers, causing extra costs
  • Delayed decisions knocking strategic projects off track