Why it’s better to have consent instead of consensus

Yesterday I went to a Meetup from the Business Agility Institute in Amsterdam. It was a very good experience. The venue was one of my previous employers, BESTSELLER, their office and Meetup are amazing.

But enough about that, that’s not why you tuned in to this “channel”. Almost at the end of the Meetup (I completely forgot how the subject was raised), we talked about why we can move faster if we strive for consent instead of consensus.

I agree with this 100%. Not everyone in the team needs to agree with the solution that is going to be made, but everyone in the team needs to be behind it and support the decision.

Fast is better than slow.

By getting consent instead of consensus what you are saying is, “Can you leave with this decision?”. You don’t need to agree with it, but you are OK with us trying it out and seeing if it works.

This is the basis of an iterative process. Experimenting. Reviewing. Adapting.

Cheers,

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