Just came from a meeting that caught me off-guard.
I'd done the needful by pre-wiring an executive regarding some organizational process changes. I had a meeting beforehand with her (and other executives) detailing the proposed method. I'd had a meeting reviewing suggestions from members of staff and allowing them to voice their concerns. I sent her a draft of the proposed method for her review (which she delayed responding to, then she said 'send it!')..
We're in the meeting, and one of the critical areas of change, listed on the meeting agenda for us to run through, she objects and says she never agreed to, and doesn't agree with. I was stunned. After all the pre-wiring and legwork that was done in anticipation of this meet, she blocks the proposed process.
Anybody have suggestions on how to deal with an executive that agrees at pre-wiring, and then in meet at a public forum, changes his/her position?
I made every attempt not to 'disagree' at the meet (didn't use 'but').. BUT....
I pushed through a 'lets try this approach and reconvene'.