In a recent newsletter, Matthew Yglesias suggested three steps for creating effective policies:
- It’s easy for everyone, whether they agree with you or disagree with you, to understand what it is you say you are doing.
- It’s easy for everyone to see whether or not you are, in fact, doing what you said you would do.
- It’s easy for you and your team to meet the goal of doing the thing that you said you would do.
These are great, but I think they could be applied far more broadly, which is exactly what I do in this episode.