A Short Guide to Consensus Building

Robert’s Rules of Order is a fine way to run a formal meeting or a town hall vote, but much too stuffy for a business meeting where the agenda is to build consensus behind decisions. This is a freely available excerpt from the 1999 book, The Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Reaching Agreement, by Lawrence Susskind, Sarah McKearnan, and Jennifer Thomas-Larmer, and posted … [ Read more ]