Reaching a decision and improving efficency
Reaching a decision is the key purpose of meetings. There are a range of decision making methods, two of the most commonly used methods are voting and consensus decision making.
|Assumes conflict is inevitable||Emphasizes cooperation between members|
|Assumes that the majority prevail||Assumes that decision can be agreed by all|
|Some issues may require more formal voting to be anonymous||Chairperson makes suggestion but not to force a decision|
|Advantage of being quick, everyone can participate||When there isnt agreeance those who disagree are asked to give alternatives, or asked if they will stand aside to allow the group to move forward|
|Reduces chance of decisions being held up||At end chair person asks all if they agree|
Getting the most out of meetings is critical, especially where time or other constraints exist. Therefore it is important that members develop active listening:
- Individual should know why they are listening
- Listen with whole body e.g body language
- Give feedback and be involved in discussion
- Show empathy
- Encourage other participants to get involved
- Try not to think of your response while listening
- Match positive moods
- Listen to whole message
- Help relax and put members at ease
- Look for positive points
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