Inclusive decision-making is essential to gaining support from a great majority of people, which in turn facilitates implementation.
A discussion in which everyone’s interests or point of view are considered, leading to a shared, qualitative and better solution.
Step 1: Collect all the different perspectives.
Step 2: Explicitly ask for perspectives/feelings/arguments that have not yet been mentioned. Stress the importance of putting everything on the table. Make it safe to voice a divergent opinion!
Step 3: Discuss the various perspectives (e.g. ask who can empathize with what has been said by others). Summarize the perspective of the majority.
Step 4: Incorporate the wisdom of the minority by asking: what would it take for you to agree with the majority perspective? What can we add to the perspective/solution of the majority to accommodate the minority? Try to incorporate as much as possible.
Step 5: Make a decision. If incorporating the wisdom of the minority into the majority perspective still fails after 3 attempts, go fishing and dive into the undercurrent (see related practices)
When important issues are discussed such as direction, vision, mission and solutions for key problems.