decision making

What is a rationale? (and why do I need one?)

What is a rationale? (and why do I need one?)

I’ve noticed myself throwing around the word “rationale” a lot lately. For example, when someone on my team presents an idea that I don’t quite get, I ask, “What’s the rationale?” Or if a client requests a revision and my teammate disagrees with it, I say, “Did you explain your rationale for the original decision?”