|Re: Dealing with deadlock||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Tom Buck (tbuckwARE.COM)|
|Date: Mon, 18 Jul 94 15:38 CDT|
Seems to me that dead-lock over an issue means that more discussion needs to happen. Usually deadlock revolves around people being terrified that they will be left out or not have their agenda included. Consensus does not mean that everybody agrees 100%. I think that it means that we are agreeing to do something, we may change our minds later, and the agreement means that those not in 100% agreement will not oppose, undermine, or resist the consensed issue. What seems to help is to defuse the situation somehow, remind ourselves that we are in this together, and try to non-confrontationally and non-defensively explore what the REAL problem is. Because it's often not the stated problem.
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