On this page, we have outlined how we make decisions at GitLab.
If good decision-making appears complicated, that’s because it is and has been for a long time. Let me quote from Alfred Sloan, who spent a lifetime preoccupied with decision-making: “Group decisions do not always come easily. There is a strong temptation for the leading officers to make decisions themselves without the sometimes onerous process of discussion.”
- Chapter 5: Decisions, Decisions of High Output Management by Andy Grove
Decisions that require input, buy-in, or awareness of others should be accompanied by a brief, documented proposal. This can be captured in an agenda, issue, or Google Doc, but it should include the following elements:
GitLab E-Group and the Learning and Development team discussed strategies on making decisions as part of the CEO Handbook Learning Session.
Topics covered include: