The Educator's Notebook

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Educator’s Notebook #49 (October 5, 2014)

    • Harvard Business Review
    • 10/03/14

    “To be nimble and innovative, part of the key is pushing decision authority as low as possible (but not lower). What’s as low as possible? That’s going to change from situation to situation. But the key is acknowledging that the more senior you make your decision makers, the more waste you’ll require of those looking to experiment… the only thing that will happen is your execs will end up drowning in a sea of meetings and nothing will ever get done.”

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