Guiding principle: consent over consensus

Unilateral decisions lead to false progress.

“We don’t have time! I’ll make the decision myself!” leading to “Why can’t we execute?!?”
Unilateral decisions tend to lead to false progress

Consensus leads to slow decision-making.

“Oh yes, we embrace change here! You just need to convince all of us to 100% agree on each idea.”
Consensus is essentially a universal veto

Instead, consider consent over consensus.

Example practices that express this principle

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