It’s so, so easy to look all around for advice – to ask people who have done this before, who have more experience, who appear more qualified.
And you should get this advice. You should research. You should dive deep into all of the tacks you can take.
But don’t forget to ask – and give credence to – the most important person of all: you. YOU are the person gathering the information, you are the person on the front lines, you are the one seeing the whole picture, you are the one whose opinion matters the most.
There’s a fine line between asking what others think and being too concerned about making them happy – to your/your work’s determent. Remember, getting where you need to get isn’t the same thing as making your superiors/peers happy every step of the way.
So, WWYD – What would YOU do?