Category Archives: decision-making

How are my meetings? A meeting assessment tool

Hey folks, Based on the Consensus Basics training we conducted, here’s a self-assessment tool you can use to see how good of a foundation you have for the functionality of your meetings. As always, note that these principles are really … Continue reading

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Consensus Basics

Thanks to everyone who came out to the training we held in December. It was a great success.   Here’s a quick “cheat-sheet” overview of some consensus basics, as a Word file that you can download (Consensus-Overview) or just read on … Continue reading

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Weighted Voting

This is useful when there are concerns about either A) having the ability to implement a decision or B) people expressing strong opinions without considering the real implications of implementing those opinions. People are asked to vote among a variety … Continue reading

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Amoeba Discussion

This is a useful way to quickly gather information and conduct discussion on a topic while getting input from all participants. It also helps get input from people in a less verbal way and helps add energy to a meeting … Continue reading

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Standing Line

This tool is really useful for getting people out of “talking head” mode and general increases energy in the room quickly by getting people to walk around. Also, it creates a really fast way to visually “read” what’s going on … Continue reading

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Gradients of Agreement

This tool is useful for getting a sense of where people stand on difficult decisions and helping the group move along more quickly with a decision. Draw a line on the board with “Veto” at one end and “Endorse” at … Continue reading

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