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Rules for Reaching Consensus: A Modern Approach to Decision Making 1st Edition

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer; 1 edition (April 4, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0893842567
  • ISBN-13: 978-0893842567
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,963,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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STEVEN SAINT earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and has been writing articles for newspapers, wire services and magazines for the past 25 years. He cut his teeth on Consensus and Collaboration by developing process for the Green Party of California in the early 1990s. Besides writing, Steven consults businesses and nonprofit organizations on communications and collaboration. He is a certified permaculturist. Website: www.the4thwave.net.

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Hierarchical organizations are declining rapidly, and so are their top-down management styles. Emerging in their place are diffused structures that draw their strengths from the fact that the value of economic activities nowadays depends on knowledge. As human capital knowledge is diverse and multidimensional. There is a need for finding out ways to manage knowledge-driven activities, i.e., "solo decision-making is giving way to collective decision making" (p. xi). This implies that the importance of intra- and intergroup consensus is on the rise.

This book tells us that the process leading up to consensus has three steps: (a) understanding the proposal for collective bargaining; (b) resolving issues of mutual concern; and (c) closing the deals. Preceding these steps are preconsensus preparations involving the determination of group membership, understanding the nature of consensus, agreeing to the purpose, values and authority for settling disputes, and setting standards for interpersonal behavior and their appropriate consequences. The objective of the book is to describe all that, and it does it well.

The discussion follows six chapters. The first 3 chapters distinguish collective decision making from conventional decision making. The fourth chapter is a how-to outline of consensus building and maintenance. Chapters 5 and 6 explore techniques that people charge with facilitating and managing consensus can follow.
The book is of an uneven depth, but its breadth is very good. I highly recommend it.

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whether in business, or a civic organization. But not in a military one. imho. I have never fully read this book but always thought that a knowledge of these techniques might be important. Especially if you want to succeed in a work environment where these techniques are used for the 'group' process.
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