What if there were two words you could add to any email to get your team to weigh in quickly?
There are: DEFAULT DO
How default-do works
- Write up a final version of what you'll be doing (your "default do")
- Tell teammates you're about to do this thing
- Do the thing
I use default-do every day to keep Faraday moving:
- Blog posts!
It doesn't matter what it is: if I'm confident it's the right thing to do, I'll tell my team I'm about to do it, pause, then just do it.
Don't wear it out. If you don't really want feedback, don't ask, and if you need it, your default isn't "do," it's "don't."