Avoidance of decision-making
Other Names: Inability to make difficult decisions
Unwillingness to make difficult decisions
Dodging awkward questions
Avoidance of nasty issues
Incidence: Because of their inability or unwillingness to make difficult decisions, planners and budgeters often over-programme and pay little attention to priorities, resource constraints, or phasing of implementation. The result is a tendency to cut or delay spending in a case of unexpected shortfalls.
Claim: When in doubt, mumble. When in trouble, delegate. When in charge, ponder.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 13.03.1997 – 00:00 CET