A decision is only a hope until carrying it out has become somebody’s work assignment and responsibility, with a deadline.
Who has to know of the decision? What action has to be taken? Who has to take the action? Make sure the people who have to take the action are able to do so.
Note—the people who have to take the action are rarely the people who have made the decision.
Source: The Daily Drucker, quoting The Effective Executive. I’m loving this daily dive into the management and leadership motherlode—highly recommended.