from 16 to 30 November 2023
from 18:00 to 21:15
Understanding and being aware of how decision-making processes work in groups is very important in order to be able to handle the real situations that arise in boardroom management, as well as in management operations.
During meetings or gatherings there is a problem or an issue on which a decision must obviously be made, a direction to be taken, a solution. The shortest way to move from the problem to its solution seems to be to discuss the topic and decide which solution seems acceptable to everyone. When the discussion starts, people seem to agree and the image many of us have of the discussion is more or less like this. It seems like it can be solved in no time. Experience, however, has shown us that discussions often last longer than our naive expectation and that the discussion turns out to be much more confusing and articulate than we expected: as each person makes his or her contribution, the theme of the discussion becomes less and less clear.
Different people seem to follow different lines of thought, and these lines of thought even seem to get further and further away from each other. In these moments, it seems that the solution is getting further and further away: one experiences that feeling of chaos and confusion that can lead to hasty and unproductive conclusions. The diversity or divergence of ideas of a group of people on a certain issue is a physiological and not pathological fact: it is a natural effect of sharing our different ideas on a situation.
The model proposed in this workshop is developed in three phases (divergent - emergent - convergent), it picks up and puts into practice the teachings of the Canadian facilitator Sam Kaner who studied the process (and the phases) and of Daniel Siegel, an American psychiatrist who made the concept of integrating divergent views usable. It is a very simple model that can improve our awareness of how meetings between human beings work. An effective group decision-making model, therefore, that takes into account the natural need of individuals to share their differences and feel respected in their positions.
- Thursday 16 November 2023, 6-9.15 p.m.
- Thursday, 30 November 2023, 6-9.15 p.m.
Facilitator of working groups and expert in participatory planning, she works with teams to develop innovation and creativity, increase organisational well-being and live challenges with courage. She co-founded SI FA!
Organisational counsellor and consultant, he deals with empowerment and leadership development facilitating organisations, teams and individuals to navigate uncertainty. Co-founded SI FA!
CHF 600 for members of partner associations
CHF 500 for BFSI members
Monday 13 November 2023