Lightning Decision Jam

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lightning Decision Jam (LDJ) is a format for group decisioning. All open, unstructured discussion are replaced with a clear, timeboxed structured process. LDJ has its background in design thinking.

Systemic Consensing — What the Hell is this?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Consensus is time-consuming agreement, accord. Consensing instead is defined as having no significant objection. It does not require agreement, affirmation or even preference.  Consent is reached by choosing the proposal with the least objections. The lowest level of objection — resistance — results to the highest acceptance.

Consensing — How to Boost Your Slow Deciding Company

Reading Time: 4 minutes You can kill your business or any change initiative easily by traditional consensus-based decision-making. However, you can boost your organisational decisioning dramatically by systemic consensing. Systemic Consensing does not require any alignment of agreements, affirmation or even preference but rather an alignment of tolerances. The consent is reached by choosing the proposal with the least objections only.

Techniques for Decision-making

Reading Time: 1 minute There are several methods for Decision-making you can use in group decisioning or group facilitation. All of these are variants of Consensus-based decisioning or Majority Voting — aka Democratic Voting. A completely different approach is systemic consensing.

Consensus Decisioning — How to Find Minimal Viable Decisions

Reading Time: 5 minutes Consensus-based group decision-making is a cooperative process in which the voters develop and agree to support a decision in the best interest of the whole as a team. They do not only search for the agreement of most participants but also try to resolve or mitigate the objections of the minority to achieve the most agreeable decision. The group finds this minimal viable decision by discussing and arguing equally as many alternatives as possible until all group members consent with the highest agreement to "the final" solution even if it is not the favourite of each individual.

Five to Fold

Reading Time: 5 minutes Five-to-Fold is a method for effective, holistic group decision-making. It invites, honors, and integrates all individual perspectives. Five-to-Fold is intended as a process for genuine decision-making, rather than for gathering feedback or informing a decision to be made elsewhere.

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