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ERIC Number: ED258305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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Facilitating Consensual Labor-Management Decision Making.
Savage, Grant T.
Facilitating consensual labor-management decision making may require interventions during, after, and before meetings. These interventions--including persuasion and mediation--may affect both the internal and the external processes of decision making. Communicative actions may help both the internal and the external decision making processes of a committee. To help the internal process, the facilitator should avoid multiple, simultaneous conversations, clarify frames of references, rephrase decision proposals and test for consensus, and clarify the positions of each party in dispute. The external process of decision making may be facilitated by adhering to the following directives: (1) identify the interests of different stakeholders, (2) explore differences and similarities among these interests, and (3) seek an overarching interest that harmonizes these multiple interests. (Appended are some descriptive frameworks and models for examining the process of facilitating.) (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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