How do you get those you lead to support a decision that has been made?
Explain ‘the why’ behind it.
Leaders make many decisions each day and their ability to get buy-in on those decisions is critical.
When people understand ‘the why’, it gives them knowledge and helps them feel included.
Additionally, most of us do not like to work in the dark. Instead we want to be well-informed.
Finally, when ‘the why’ behind a decision is not clear, it is easy to make incorrect assumptions. This can lead to rumors and unnecessary workplace drama.
If you’re struggling to get those you lead to jump onboard when a decision has been made, it’s a strong indication that people aren’t sure why the decision was made.
Leaders and organizations who are exceptional at clarifying ‘the why’ improve their culture, which leads to better results.