Consensus Decision Making
When formal decisions are necessary we shall use the consensus decision making process rather than parliamentary procedure. Consensus is defined as: An opinion or position reached by a group as a whole.
Advantages of consensus decision making:
- Consensus promotes cooperation, whereas parliamentary proceedings promote competition.
- Decisions reflect the will of the entire group, not just the leadership or majority.
- Members choosing to implement the plans are more satisfied with their tasks.
You can learn about the consensus decision making process from File:On Conflict and Consensus.pdf.
Consensus.net: A Guide to Formal Consensus. You may also order the book from consensus.net.
Wikipedia.org: Consensus Decision Making.