sheets of paper and pens
10 minutes - 60 minutes
Experience level of the facilitator
self explanatory, no experience needed
Number of facilitators
CHARACTER OF THE METHOD
Level of activationneutral
Woo-Woo Level - How touchy-feely is this method?
From 1.Rationalist-Materialist "No feelings here, folks." to 5.Esoteric-Shamanic Bleeding Heart:
Systemic Consensus is a way of joint decision making. Its is a creative process for finding the greatest possible consensus among a group of people.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
Systemic Consensus supports decisions as it leads towards constructive behaviour of all those involved, without being dependent on their good will.
Systemic Consensus is a participatory, solution-oriented, efficient, fast and sustainable tool/method that....
Erich Visotschnig and Siegfried Schrotta
It is important that the participants understand the method. Therefore you should test the method with an easy-to-understand example beforehand.
1 Develop and gather as many proposals as possible
Once you have clearly defined your question, you can start to develop and gather as many proposals as possible.
Each proposal will be evaluated by all people involved: everybody has the opportunity to express their resistance to each of the solutions/proposals.
2 Calculation of group resistance
The group resistance is calculated. For each proposal, the R-votes coming from everybody involved are added up. The outcome is the overall group resistance to the particular proposal.
The proposal with the lowest resistance points carries the least potential for conflict and is considered to be a consensus.
4 Solution focused
The method makes no assumptions on the good will of the parties. Since there is always a proposal with minimum resistance, consensus is not blocked, but always provides a solution. If several proposals receive the same minimum group resistance points, other criteria can be added to come to a clearer decision.
The method makes no assumptions on the good will of the parties. Since there is always a proposal with minimum resistance, consensus is not blocked, but always provides a solution. If several proposals receive the same minimum group resistance, other criteria can be added to come to a clearer decision.
FAQBe aware that the proposals need to be comparable. If there is a bigger conflict, it is helpful to have proposals for each party of conflict.
Trainers for this method can be hired here:http://www.plenum.at/ http://www.plenum.at/de/wer-wir-sind/team.html