The Worst Named Motion

I was at a meeting where the members did not want to make a decision on an issue. Any decision would just be bad business. When I told them that if they used Postpone Indefinitely, they would not be making a decision, everybody thought that that was the worst name for a motion that does not take a position. Hate to say it, but I have to agree.


Names do have an influence on how people think of an action. This is especially true when you are dealing across cultures as what has one meaning in one culture may have a totally different meaning in another. You can’t satisfy everybody, but there needs to be an attempt to satisfy most.