We’ve all had a boss make a decision that was initially questioned but later turned out to be the right thing to do. Explaining decisions at the onset can accomplish three key ingredients to building a cohesive and effective team.
Leaders explaining decisions builds trust and confidence in your team that it’s an informed and deliberate decision. It communicates that you’ll keep them informed and instills ownership in the execution. Explaining decisions is also an effective means of continually reinforcing the preferred decision-making process with the team so that it becomes the blueprint for others to use.
When time or circumstance doesn’t allow for explanation, you’ve gained the trust and confidence to ensure implementation with the same enthusiasm.