May 6th, 2007

Four Legs Good, Two Legs Better

I'm shocked at how easy it is for people to be sheep. Last week, I was at the IESG retreat. After the new IESG is seated, we typically have a retreat to get to know each other, show people how to do their job, etc. One of the things that really stuck out at the retreat in my mind was the number of cases where people admitted that they had been uncomfortable with something we were doing but not raised an objection. In several cases it turned out that most of the IESG was uncomfortable with the situation, but we all went forward thinking we were the only one with concerns. Oops. Consensus is hard, let's go shopping.