The team has agreed …- the power of suggested recollection

Lucas Jellema
3 min readMar 8

I am not normally a cynic. I trust people’s good intentions. However, I am a little suspicious when an argument in favor or against a specific way of doing something boils down to: “we, the team, have agreed…” (or various flavors that use decided, concluded etc). It may very well be true of course. But all too often, someone has a personal opinion that she or he tries to strengthen by bringing the team’s will into the discussion.

I will not blindly accept this as a statement even less as a winning argument. Even if the team did…

Lucas Jellema

Lucas Jellema is CTO and IT architect at Conclusion, The Netherlands. He is Oracle ACE Director, one time JavaOne Rockstar and programmer