Monthly or Anytime Decision-Making Meeting Facilitators Guide


High-performance teams make a clear distinction between big and small decisions, and know how to deal with each efficiently and effectively. The meeting outlined in this guide works as one part of a team's decision making approach, showing one way to plan for big decisions. 

Research on decision making shows that teams make better decisions when they:

  • Take time to understand the issue
  • Avoid false choices by considering 3 or more valid alternatives
  • Use data and facts to evaluate these options 

This guide explains how to prepare for and run a solid decision making meeting, by walking your team step by step through the critical decision making process.

The PDF download includes:

  1. Introduction
  2. Assigning Roles
  3. Two Approaches to Making the Final Decision
  4. Agenda
  5. Step-by-Step Instructions
  6. Before the Meeting
  7. During the Meeting
  8. After the Meeting
  9. Techniques To Unblock Decision Making
  10. Additional Resources
  11. About the Author