Situation: Excluded from planning
“It’s a shame she’s not in the meeting. All these action items are for her.”
The people responsible for delivering and executing are not included in the planning process.
The effect: Project teams spend more time reconciling plans (or easing the anxiety of the producers) than necessary.
The challenge: Collaborative environments tend to favor the path of least resistance, which in this case entails making decisions on someone’s behalf when they’re not there. One flavor of this scenario involves actively excluding key producers because they are seen as not essential to the planning process.