How to make a decision

Gather together everyone involved.

Have them leave their egos at the door and sit around the table, which must be circular, so there is no top and no bottom.

Note that you may need to break down some hierarchies. Do so with care and respect; ensure there are no leftovers.

Place your tools in the centre – they are for everyone to use: diplomacy; determination; dialogue. Your fellow makers will have their own to share.

Remember that not everyone speaks the same language – you may need translators, or at least more openness and patience than usual.

Leave enough space for scepticism and disagreement as well as commitment and consensus.

Build in the possibility of changing your mind.

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