Learn how effective teams collect diverse individual opinions of members and then blend them into a group position to reach a consensus.
- Successful teams are able to make decisions…and solve problems as a group,…especially when there's disagreement.…A lack of disagreement isn't necessarily a sign…of a successful team.…It could easily mean that the team is afraid of conflict,…and fear of conflict is one…of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team…described by Patrick Lencioni in his book.…When faced with making important decisions,…teams are most effective when they use a process that…addresses conflict, aims for wide ranging participation,…encourages open debate, and consciously seeks…to find agreement among the members' positions.…
Let's look at how a team collects, the members'…diverse, individual opinions and blends them…into a group position.…You might know this process as consensus…which means the group is seeking a decision…that is in the best interest of the team.…This mindset is fundamentally different from the concept…of voting or majority rule, where some win and others lose.…The principles of decision-making by consensus…are pretty much the same as the principles…
- Identify the keys to success as a team leader.
- Explore management interactions commonly needed during the four team development stages.
- Recall the meaning of continuous improvement and what drives the process.
- Review the do's and don't of creating a team mission statement.
- Review how to use roles effectively during team meetings.
- Explore how to best use consensus strategies like thumbs up/down/sideways.