Apps like Trello, Basecamp, Flow and others are great for managing what you know you have to do. But what when something wasn’t planned for and you need to decide how to change that planning? Decisions get buried in comment threads and it’s often not clear whether something was decided in the first place.
Nobody likes to waste time, but that’s often what making decisions together leads to. When you’ve finally come together to talk about something, the longer you talk, the harder it seems to make a good decision. Meanwhile no work is getting done. The result? You skip discussing problems altogether.
Who wants a product that’s shaped by who was most dominant in meetings instead of who had the better idea? Rather than giving everyone space to use and express their expertise, we let the loudest and ones with higher paygrades make uninformed decisions.
Whether Flow, Basecamp, Trello or something else is the best way to manage the work you do is very personal. Ever had a client try JIRA? Or have a designer sign up to Github to use it’s issues? And yet we often force everyone to use the same one.