Subscribe to My Feed   Follow Me On Twitter   Join Me On LinkedIn   Friend Me On Facebook

Is Consensus Happening?

When we take a “consensus approach” to solving problems and making decisions, we are collaborative, everyone involved in engaged, discussions are more fruitful and commitment is likely when a final decision is reached.

Your team is working toward consensus when the following is happening during discussions. Team members are….

  • sharing many ideas and supporting each other’s ideas
  • actively listen to each other, are supportive and ask questions to clarify what they are hearing
  • not jumping to a “pet” solution but rather are discussing all options possible

When the team is working toward consensus, everyone is engaged and feels involved – they are heard and their ideas are considered.

When a solution is finally reached, everyone is committed to the solution and feels ownership for the solution.

Is consensus happening on your team?