DCIV COLLABORATIVE METHOD
Consensus is a well-intentioned goal, but it can be incredibly time-consuming and may yield a lowest-common-denominator compromise. In today's complex environment, a more practical alternative is to blend these four methods into one called the DCIV Collaborative Method.
The benefits of this method include:
Identify Who Should Be Involved
Assign Clear Roles & Responsibilities
(who occupies which role will vary based on the decision being made and there may be times when team members hold multiple roles)
* Exercising a veto triggers a discourse between the vetoer(s) and consultant(s) who then work together to develop a modified proposal with an alternative course of action. If it takes too long or they reach an impasse, the decision is escalated to the Decision Maker to be made.