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  1. Consensus is a process for group decision-making. (Web site)
  2. Consensus is usually defined as meaning: a) general agreement, and b) the process of getting to such agreement.
  3. Consensus is the Communitarian alternative to voting.
  4. Consensus is the way a group of equals makes decisions. (Web site)
  5. Consensus is based on the principle that every voice is worth hearing, every concern is justified.

Consensus Decision-Making

  1. There are a number of criticisms of consensus decision-making.
  2. Finally, consensus decision-making may fail in a situation where there simply is no agreement possible, and interests are irreconcilable.

Consensus Decision

  1. A major issue in consensus decisions is whose view of the actual outcome to trust, and who to permit time to present their view. (Web site)
  2. Thus some groups may reserve consensus decision methods for particularly complex, risky or important decisions. (Web site)
  3. The role of the facilitator, if filled, can help consensus decision making run smoothly. (Web site)


  1. If the group genuinely wants to make decisions by consensus, an effective method is needed. (Web site)
  2. Consensus decision-making can also lead to some pathological group dynamics. (Web site)
  3. Most modern anarchist groups use consensus as their primary decision making tool.
  4. Differing degrees of consensus provide differing group dynamics.

Quaker-Based Consensus

  1. Each person speaks in turn, in a way that is similar to Quaker-based consensus. (Web site)
  2. A belief in common humanity and the ability to decide together are key components of Quaker-based consensus.
  3. Since Westphalia, we have seen an increasing normative consensus around a body of ever thickening international moral norms.

Consensus Methods

  1. Egalitarian groups that seek to reduce the amount of power delegated to leaders, chairpersons or agenda setters often use consensus methods.
  2. Consensus methods may be appropriate when personal (or emotional) risk to members is high, trust is low, and time is available for a prolonged discussion. (Web site)
  3. Consensus does not mean that everyone thinks that the decision made is necessarily the best one possible, or even that they are sure it will work. (Web site)
  4. If there are no objections, there can be a call for consensus. (Web site)
  5. A too-strict requirement of consensus may effectively give a small self-interested minority group veto power over decisions.

Intentional Communities

  1. Some intentional communities have also used consensus decision-making with good results.
  2. Use of colored cards Many intentional communities use consensus decision-making.


  1. This is directly related to one of the claimed benefits of consensus - that it protects minorities from the majority. (Web site)
  2. I would also argue that any coherent democratic theory relies on the value of consensus, not majority rule.


  1. For these reasons, consensus processes usually require trust among participants and skilled, patient facilitators able to synthesise the state of a proposal. (Web site)
  2. Such measures do not fit within the definition of consensus given at the beginning of this article. (Web site)
  3. No consensus decision process can survive without close attention to these procedural matters. (Web site)
  4. There is a broad consensus as to what kind of elections can be considered free and fair.
  5. However just as there can be no consensus on the legitimacy of either rescue, there can be no consensus on the subsequent policies of the rescuers either. (Web site)


  1. With consensus people can and should work through differences and reach a mutually satisfactory position. (Web site)
  2. Consensus usually involves collaboration, rather than compromise.
  3. Solely mutually voluntary transactions by 100% consensus can ever be ethical or creative.
  4. Forming the consensus proposals During discussion a proposal for resolution is put forward.
  5. In the IETF, decisions are assumed to be taken by "rough consensus". (Web site)


  1. Consensus decision-making is also found in groups where participants have different areas of expertise but are working toward a common goal. (Web site)
  2. Participants in a consensus group must be willing to give up hierarchical roles and privileges and to function as equals.


  1. Beatrice Briggs and Shari Leyshon are principals in Great Lakes Consensus, an organization which offers facilitation training and services.
  2. There does not seem to be consensus on whether or not an organization focused on competition with other organizations can be internally cooperative.

Recent Years

  1. There has been considerable development in consensus decision-making in recent years. (Web site)
  2. For example, Quaker-based consensus has been adapted to a variety of settings in recent years.
  3. For example Quaker -based consensus, which originated early in the 17th century, has been adapted to a variety of settings in recent years.


  1. Octets do not have to cooperate among themselves, except by unanimous consensus of all the Octet members.
  2. If they cannot achieve 100% consensus, then the Octet will not be represented and will have no vote at the next level of political organization.


  1. A healthy consensus decision-making process usually encourages and outs dissent early, maximizing the chance of accommodating the views of all minorities. (Web site)
  2. For example, people may be discouraged from expressing dissenting views out of concern that this would break consensus. (Web site)


  1. Consensus may be used to remedy patterns of decision-making based on habit, subservience or carelessness. (Web site)
  2. If scientific testing of the claim is not possible, then the majority of expert opinions is sometimes used to develop a consensus. (Web site)


  1. The term deliberative democracy reflects the deliberation that underlies all good consensus decision-making. (Web site)
  2. A decision-making process that clearly reflects these goals is called consensus. (Web site)


  1. The model used by the Quakers is effective because it puts in place a simple structure that moves a group towards consensus.
  2. Rational consideration of the empirical evidence will tend towards a scientific consensus. (Web site)


  1. According to this argument, formal consensus does not foster the two values of "agreeing to disagree" and "I got my say, so I'm ok with it".
  2. Typically, the usefulness of formal models of consensus is confined to cases where follow up action is closely and centrally controlled, e.g.


  1. The fundamental responsibility of consensus is to assure others of their right to speak and be heard. (Web site)
  2. It is immoral." If a final decision violates someone's fundamental moral values they are obligated to block consensus.) Withdrawing from the group.
  3. We should begin by noting that superficial moral diversity is consistent with universal consensus regarding the fundamental moral principles. (Web site)


  1. It is often thought that consensus can require more time and effort to achieve. (Web site)
  2. Through consensus, we are not only working to achieve better solutions, but also to promote the growth of community and trust. (Web site)


  1. For these two reasons, critics claim that formal consensus tends to become an exclusive rather than an inclusive system.
  2. That an overlapping consensus is free floating does not require that we reject such justifications for the commons.
  3. Thus, the justification of an overlapping consensus looks different from a public perspective and from various non-public ones.


  1. Consensus, on the other hand, is a process of synthesizing many diverse elements together. (Web site)
  2. The consensus is geared to creating "the smallest possible basis for human living and acting together ().


  1. While each of these scenarios can make consensus harder to reach, there are a number of ways to mitigate each of them.
  2. We're not thinking about extending the conversation or trying to prolong it in order to reach better understanding or more consensus.


  1. Therefore, consensus decision-making can be seen as a form of grassroots democracy. (Web site)
  2. An example of a prominent organization that uses consensus-seeking_decision-making is the Green Party. (Web site)
  3. There is considerable debate and research into both collective intelligence and consensus decision-making.
  4. Accordingly, most systems of consensus decision-making place a premium on participation, empowering those whose alternative time uses are less attractive.


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