How Do You Establish a Decision-Making Process?

Gajus Worthington, Fluidigm

Though the Fluidigm executive staff was incredibly bright and talented, says Worthington, they initially were almost incapable at making decisions and constantly argued. Worthington decided that the only solution was to set up a decision making process. He set a timeline for the decision, organized the staff into teams, and gave them specific instructions to evaluate the options. Each team performed wonderfully and the process even spurred invention, he notes.