Tag Archives: consensus decision making

Do You Know: What Does It Take to Be a Leader in Today’s Organizations?

One of the common themes in out blog has been the importance of employee engagement and building a cooperative relationship between management and employees. While organizations that have worked toward these goals have realized the benefits, many managers are threatened … Continue reading

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The Question Teams Eventually Ask

We have had the chance to work with some highly productive teams at CALMC. We’ve seen them develop from committees struggling to accomplish anything to become effective teams, able to work together and solve problems. We always know, however, there … Continue reading

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Did You Know: How To Arrive at Consensus in a One-Hour Meeting

As we continue to examine how to work with one-hour meetings, today we will consider how to efficiently come to consensus from items from a brainstormed list. Perhaps your team has brainstormed a list of possible problems they could tackle. … Continue reading

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Prioritizing a Brainstormed List

One of the most commonly used tools in any group process is brainstorming. Employee involvement teams use this tool when identifying problems, examining interests, finding possible solutions to an issue, and other times. If a team brainstorms effectively, they will … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement in a Non-Organized Company

Last week, a blog reader had a question: “Is it possible to have the benefits of an employee involvement process in a non-organized company?” The answer is “Yes!”, but the process will require some modification. The key to success with … Continue reading

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Solving Labor-Management Problems On Our Own

Labor-management disagreements often end up in courts or before arbitrators. While these processes are supposed to provide fair, impartial solutions, things don’t always turn out that way. I believe any resolution that can be achieved by the parties is likely … Continue reading

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What Labor-Management Committees Should NOT Do

We have written a lot about the advantages of having a cooperative, problem solving labor management committee and the kind of things they can do. This week, I want to take a look at the topic from the other side. … Continue reading

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