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|