If you are making decisions for a business or organization, please provide your “underlings” the rationale behind the decisions you are making.

Making a decision and just stating “because” (or doing so by not stating your rationale) kills morale and provides no clear direction for your organization. Decisions seem arbitrary and when they are seemingly “pulled out of the air” it breeds discontent and, maybe worse, apathy for both you and your organization.

That doesn’t sound good.

So please, just take a moment to clearly communicate the rationale for the decisions you are making so that everyone, including you, can benefit.