Building Commitment Through Group Decision Making

Author: 
National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)

Groups, rather than individuals, are often the best hope to solve complex problems. Engaging stakeholders through group decision making leads to a deeper commitment, but sometimes people withhold ideas or aren’t heard due to personal style or politics. This recorded presentation discusses how groups move through three phases while making decisions. When facilitating and guiding a group, a leader should be aware of these phases and have tools available for each phase to support the group in coming to a decision.

The above PowerPoint file includes audio designed to play in sync with the presentation slides. The accompanying resource document serves as a helpful reference when considering techniques and tools to support group decision making.