Group Decision-Making

This guide on group decision-making, written by Jessica Bell, is great for activists who want to increase the effectiveness of their group’s decisions, or for newbies who need a refresher on the type of options available for making agreements and moving forward in a group setting.

For each type of decision-making outlined in this guide (voting, decisions made by leadership, consensus or modified concensus), there is a breakdown to describe the model, its strengths, weaknesses and what’s needed to put that model into action. This is great for those who might not fully understand certain types of decision-making, or leaders who want to match the characteristics of their organization to its most effective model.

What else you’ll find here:

-decision-making culture

-changing an existing decision-making model

-some explanation of common challenges and how tension in a group can become a bigger issue

 

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