ERIC Number: ED161118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Group Decision Making: Styles & Suggestions. Keys to Community Involvement Series: 2.
The purpose of this booklet is to assist the leader, facilitator, or convener of a community group with suggestions to help the group become a more effective decision-making body. The point of view taken in this booklet is that consensus decisions, while difficult to make, are the most likely to be supported and understood by all group members. The characteristics of an effective decision-making group are specified as (1) members will know which decisions are important, (2) members can describe what they need to do to follow up on a decision, (3) members know when a decision is made, and (4) members report a sense of accomplishment. The suggestions in the booklet are intended to help groups develop these characteristics. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Group Dynamics, Leadership Responsibility, Organizational Effectiveness, Worksheets
National School Public Relations Association, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($2.00; $24.00 for set of 15 Keys; discounts available; payment must accompany order)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see EA 010 930-944