“Okay, we don`t have blocks, 2 people are by your side, 1 in agreement with the reservations and the active consent of 12 people. The proposal was adopted. Mediation tasks include: setting up the meeting room so that everyone can feel comfortable; Help the Group develop a program Focus people on one topic at a time until a decision is made A space for everyone to think and express themselves during the meeting; Listen to the various points and provide summaries that will help the group make a fair decision; help the group to address conflicts when they arise. The process: Small groups begin to discuss the topic (s) to develop concerns and ideas. The spokespersons (delegates) of each group then meet in a spokesperson`s council to nurture these ideas. The Spokespersons` Council uses this information to produce one or more proposals. These are discussed in small groups to discuss the changes and by mutual agreement. The results of these discussions will be submitted to the Spokespersons` Council, which should be able to either confirm the approval or develop new proposals for further discussions. In this way, decision-making power is firmly up to small groups, not to the shelves. You can see, for example. B, that some people feel able to make decisions about the group outside of meetings, while others are not even confident about putting forward items on the agenda. During meetings, the opinions of some people may be heard and given a great deal of consideration, and others may not be able to express their opinions. And it`s much easier for some people to go to meetings because of differences in health, other responsibilities, energy, mobility, etc. There may be a multitude of reasons for all these differences, but the impact on your decision-making is that it is less consensual – you cannot take into account the needs of all, unless you are able to hear them! Since the consensus decision focuses on the debate and seeks input from all parties involved, it can be a time-taking process.
This is a potential liability in situations where decisions must be made quickly or where it is not possible to obtain the advice of all delegates within a reasonable time. In addition, the time required to participate in the consensus decision-making process can sometimes be a barrier to the participation of people who are unable or unable to make the commitment.  However, once a decision has been made, it can be implemented more quickly than a decision made. American businessmen complained that they had to discuss the idea with everyone, even the janitor, during negotiations with a Japanese company, but as soon as a decision was made, the Americans discovered that the Japanese could act much faster because everyone was on board, while the Americans were in the grip of internal opposition.  It becomes even more important, in the context of large groups and organizations, to think carefully about the decisions that need to be made by whom.