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Dec 20, 2013
Sometimes making a decision to not decide is the best decision possible. I had a boss who would make a presentation to a group of us about what he wanted us to do and then he would expect us to make a major decision based only upon what he presented to us. We made the "wrong" decision the first time and he made sure we suffered his wrath. Next time we just agreed with him and we all paid the cost for that. After that, we told him that we weren't going to decide until we were ready to decide. He didn't last too much longer after that. He was promoted to a different group.
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Dec 20, 2013
@ Wise,
I am in exact the same situation...sending an email and asking for an answer, and hoping the item will reach before this year Christmas.
It seems you are giving me some clues,it is such a coincidence. I would ease myself by thinking it is their fault if everything is late.
Dec 20, 2013
A way to get agreement and full cooperation is to hold the power of firing anyone on the committee.
(or at least have the full and complete backing of someone who does and will follow through)

The new enlightened workplace often fails without the old reliable standby management method - FEAR.

(not insering politics here but as an example of this technique; witness the previous Dick Cheney style government and the present one in regard to obtaining 'agreement' and 'cooperation')
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Dec 20, 2013
Ask if there are any objections, and then they have to do all the work.
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Dec 20, 2013
Expecting a decision from a committee? Hows the weather on the planet you live on Dil-boy?
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