Working in a team can be quite challenging. Deciding what to agree on for an outcome or goal is important for the success of a project. Some key actions to evaluate solutions and gain consensus on the decision to be implemented are:
- Describe the decision and how it will be made.
- Jointly establish decision-making guidelines.
- Jointly evaluate options against the guidelines.
- Gain agreement on the best alternative.
Keep it cool, civilized, and concise. Keep discussions on topic and on time. Most of all, communicate well!