Consensus Based Decision Making. Dr. John Robert Dew. What is consensus?. A situation where a group can agree on a course of action wherein: Everyone’s voice was heard. Everyone buys in at least 70%. No one has serious heartburn. No vote was taken, so no one won and no one lost.
Dr. John Robert Dew
Manager lets group decide
Manager & group
Manager consults with group
Manager consults with individuals
Sometimes beneficial to discuss whether or not the options meet the musts.
Seek verbal agreement – ask if anyone has heartburn.
Some topics are too sensitive or complex to discuss.
After the sheets have gone the full circle, circulate them again so everyone can read all of the ideas.
Each person will put a plus mark by the three ideas they like best on each page.