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How to Run a Decision-Making Meeting

Here you ask for the group’s input to shape a decision you are about to make. You propose a decision and gather the group’s reactions. This is an effective approach when you want to test some draft decision with the hope of modifying and improving it before deciding on its final form.

This meeting agenda template can be used to create a stand-alone meeting dedicated to consulting on a decision, or incorporated into longer meetings covering additional topics.

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Meeting Goal

To make a decision that respects input and ideas from others..

About

  • Author:  Richard Lent, Ph.D.
  • Duration:  35 - 45 minutes
  • Group Size:  12 or fewer
  • Solution Categories:  Managers
  • Meeting Types:  Decision Making Meetings

Agenda Overview

  1. Welcome
  2. Presentation
  3. Silent Reflection
  4. Feedback
  5. Closing and Next Steps

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