Help!!! Despite all the value of O3, I stopped doing them because I couldn't handle specific situations.
The main difficulty was that I was asked good , useful, questions about what they are doing and what the company is doing. The main problem was that there wasn't a clear corporate strategy or long term strategy. I kept making rational short term decisions - based on what was available to me. I couldn't make long term decisions on how to spend resources build products etc because long term strategy didn't exist, and also there is a lot of uncertainty around budgets 6+ months out. I don't have access to budget data either.
The O3'second generally went very long 2 hours plus as I tried to explain as best I could why we weren't committing to doing A or B. I sometimes got I to arguments as to what we're doing and in some cases it hurt the relationships with the directs.
I felt I was in over my head on how to handle these types of questions, and pulled out of most O3s.
Manager tools please help!