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More than 50 ways to build team consensus

Author: R Bruce Williams
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

This valuable resource provides more than 50 practical, step-by-step activities and strategies for helping groups collaborate to build consensus and accomplish their goals.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Bruce Williams
ISBN: 1412937116 9781412937115 1412937108 9781412937108
OCLC Number: 300317858
Description: xxvii, 267 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroduction to Building Team ConsensusI. Purposeful Vision1. Visualizing the Common Direction: Simple Things to Do Hopes and Desires Conversation Snapshots Brainstorming Closure TV Personality in Three Years Common Direction Written Summary Past, Present, and Future Images2. Creating Visible Documentation: Things That Take Effort Cardstorming Meeting Products Documentation Artifacts Report Wall Decor of Meeting Products Article3. Illuminating the Total Framework: For the Committed Journey Wall Global Events Conversation Newsletter Organization Principles Workshop Purposeful Vision Chart All the StakeholdersII. Participative Processes4. Generating Total Participation: Simple Things to Do Creating the Real Question Eventful Happenings Sticker Dots Language TV News Spot Questions Not Dictums Carousel Solutions5. Organizing the Meeting Focus: Things That Take Effort One Concrete Product Time Flow Picture Meeting Space Materials Meeting Plan Forms6. Tapping the Group Agreement: For the Committed Guidelines for a Consensus Outcome Workshop Flow Three-to-One Scenarios Cooperative Writing Workshop Mapping the Road to Agreement Agreement: State and Restate Testing for ConsensusIII. Individual Commitment7. Eliciting Detailed Assignments: Simple Things to Do Task Volunteers What/Who/When Cards Timelines Attendance Assignment Chart8. Expanding Personal Recognition: Things That Take Effort Specific Praise Individual Celebrations Training, Coaching, or Project Feedback Use of People's Names Personalized Job Tools9. Occasioning Individual Accountability and Absolution: For the Committed Short Weekly Meetings "I Am Nervous About" Conversations Implementation Lesson Conversation A Victory Party Before the Victory Symbol of CommitmentIV. Collaborative Teams10. Intensifying Team Identity: Simple Things to Do Team Member List Team Name Team Flag or Symbol Team Motto Team Song Team Rituals or Rites11. Increasing Supportive Connection: Things That Take Effort Winning Team Story Leadership Rotation Icebreaker Opening Conversation Dyad or Triad Brainstorming Making the Differences Visible Team Victory Celebration12. Enhancing Group Reflection: For the Committed Processing Partners Content Processing Meeting Processing Teamwork Processing Logs or Journals Career Motivation ConversationConclusionBibliographyIndex
Other Titles: More than fifty ways to build team consensus
Responsibility: R. Bruce Williams.
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"Easy-to-follow activities that promote teamwork are outlined in this handbook. Although the intended audience is facilitators, educators can also use these tools to improve class community." -- Read more...

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