When Can You Use Consensus?


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