oh my goodness - I laughed so hard. I live this at work every day - for months we have been looking for our sr mgmt to make decisions on critical things. requisitions, products we should fund or not, really critical things for the business. It appears when you are making high 6 figure incomes that deciding vs not deciding all pays the same - deciding can mean you might be accountable for something - you can never can have enough data or analysis these days and you don't want to jump into a decision without crafting the all important "predecisional framework" the really funny thing is that the SR mgmt PHB's this this kind of activity is normal and questioning the insanity is abnormal!! maybe this is why we dont make many things in the US any longer..