A symptom of leadership vacuum.
And it usually has nothing to do with great teamwork:
- Endless conversation and no decisions cause frustration across the board.
- It's a significant waste of time: five people conversing for an hour is not an hour but five hours. And if you have a "culture of dialogue", you will revisit the topic at least a hundred times. Count that.
- Open dialogue does not even guarantee the best solution. You only ensure that you converse the first idea of the loudest person in the room.
- All that time and frustration is consuming energy from getting things done.
There is a time and place for dialogue. But you got to do it right.
The lack of constraints and boundaries is a major disservice to everyone.