The fusion of different ideas and the attempt to find a proposal acceptable to all are at the heart of the consensus. We call this synthesis of processes: finding links between seemingly competing ideas and weaving them into suggestions. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) believes that decisions are taken in a broad consensus.  The IETF has firmly refrained from defining a mechanical method of verifying such a consensus, apparently believing that such codification leads to attempts to “play the system”. Instead, a working group or BoF chair must express the “sense of the group.” Unicorn Grocery is a workers` cooperative that operates a full-time shop in Manchester, UK. You are a very successful ethical activity and you now have more than 70 employees. Unicorn engages in the collective management of flat management and makes consensual decisions and works in teams where most operational decisions are made on a day-to-day basis. Elected team representatives meet annually in 14-day meetings to support and monitor subgroup tasks and decision implementation. Test consent by clearly presenting the final proposal and asking people to report whether they agree or disagree. This phase is important to see if there are any concerns that have not been heard. If you do not have a consensus, go back to an appropriate earlier stage of the process. 2. If it is time to make a decision, the majority decides.
Here`s a little chaotic truth about most decision-making processes: if you set a time limit for discussions and everyone knows there will be a vote at some point, you`ll get better decisions than if you just threw your team out of time with endless debates trying to get an agreement at the end of the session when everyone is tired and irritable. The most robust consensus models consistently exclude unanimous decisions and require at least documentation on minority concerns. Some make it clear that unanimity is not a consensus, but a proof of intimidation, a lack of imagination, a lack of courage, a lack of courage, a lack of involvement of all voices or a deliberate exclusion of opposing points of view. Are you looking for the section on rapid consensus decisions? It is now available as a separate guide, you can find it here. The degree of agreement you need to have a “consensus” depends on the situation. If a few people are on the sidelines or are reluctant, the group may still continue or decide to work on a new proposal.