I work at a small company. We have a pretty flat hierarchy and a lot of freedom. I have two bosses that lead the company and are my direct superiors.
One of these bosses has the habit of not giving a definite answer to a question, sometimes one really has to pry an answer out of him, even for simple yes/no questions.
- Should I prepare and take over the moderation for the retrospective meeting?
- Can we get a Windows 10 License for this workstation?
- Will you be in the office tomorrow?
His strategies include ignoring the question, giving an indefinite answer, or putting of the decision to the future, even for such simple ad hoc decisions.
What can I do to mitigate this behaviour? I do not want to nag all the time for such tiny issues, so often they are ignored and turn into problems - e.g. there is no prepared moderator for the retrospective meeting.