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When Can You Use Consensus?

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Consensus can be used effectively only when there is common agreement to find solutions acceptable to the entire group. This occurs most often when it is a feeling of the group that no decision is more important than the group itself-that is, when the ongoing life of the group is important, or solidarity and a sense of well-being among group members is a priority, consensus is more likely to be an effective method of decision-making.

 

Sources: Building Social Change Communities

Contributors: Susanne Terry, The Training/Action Affinity Group of Movement for a New Society

Recommended Books:  Building Social Change Communities