- Many famous people have expressed their thoughts on this matter. For example, the Roman writer Publilius Syrus (around 100 BC) wrote: “We must give lengthy deliberation to what has to be decided once and for all,” which has been popularized to “Discuss often, decide once.”
Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin wrote: “With open discussion, not only mistakes, but the very absurdities are easily eliminated.”
And Albert Einstein is attributed with saying: “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.”
What does it mean to make a decision? What kind of process is it from your point of view?
Answer: It is one thing if there is a solution or even several and I have to accept one of them. And if there is no solution, then a problem arises. I have to find it. Let’s say I have several personal options and I am looking for the one that is the most correct, cost effective, etc. This raises many questions. I need to investigate by which parameters it is better to choose: cost effectiveness, speed of execution, reliability, and so on.
Question: Is the right solution always obvious or should it be hidden?
Answer: The correct solution always resides on the next degree. A person must rise above himself to the next degree in order to find the correct solution.
From KabTV’s “Management Skills” 6/11/20