Decision Option Chart

DECISION OPTIONS CHART

 

Many people are unaware that there are a number of ways to get to a decision. There is no one best way. Each method has pros and cons. To learn how to use each option, check out my textbooks at www.FaciliationTutor.com. *

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Option
Pros
Cons
Uses

 

 

Consensus Building
Collaborative Systematic

Participative

Discussion-oriented

Creates commitment

 
Takes time

Requires data Requires member skills
For important issues

When buy-in matters

Multi-Voting
Systematic

Objective

Participative

Feels like a win
Limits dialogue Influenced choices Real priorities may not surface

 
To sort or prioritize

a long list of options

Compromise
Lots of discussion

Creates a solution
Adversarial- Win/lose

Divides

the group
When positions are polarized

When consensus is improbable

 

Majority Voting
Fast

High quality with dialogue

Clear outcome
may be too fast- winners and losers- no dialogue […]

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Facilitating in the Classroom

Facilitative Teacher

When facilitation is used in the classroom, it adheres to the same core principles and beliefs that guide facilitation in general. In addition, all Facilitative Teachers need to possess the previously described competencies of the Group Facilitator in order to capably manage those classroom discussions in which learners are looking for personal connection to the material, or are trying to develop back-home applications.

Despite these similarities, classroom facilitation has a very different focus from Group Facilitation. Instead of being aimed at enabling decision-making, the purpose of classroom facilitation is to create an environment in which learners are supported in […]

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