I had a manager who could never make a decision:
- “So, what do you think?” I’d say. “I’ll get back to you,” he’d respond.
- “Is that OK?” I’d ask. “I’ll let you know,” he’d say.
- “How about it?” I’d inquire. “Let me think about it,” he’d reply.
After each exchange, he’d scuttle off to his managers office, chat them up, get their opinion, and then – and only then – could he deliver a decision.
Listen, I understand the value in getting another point of view, but often these were simple, even mundane decisions like, “Greg and I would like to trade lunch hours today. Okay with you?” Scuttle, chat, question, “I guess it’s Okay.”
Maddening to be sure. But at least I got a good cartoon out of it.