1. To assess the degree to which members of a team can agree on
a data set.
2. To teach the process of consensus decision-making.
Effective either as a team building activity with an intact team of 5 to 7
people or in a team training workshop with several teams of 5 to 7
A room large enough for break-out sessions of 5 to 7 people each.
1. Copies of the Ranking Sheet
2. Flipchart and markers
3. Copies of the Consensus Decision-Making Process Review
5. Envelopes so that each person has one with his or her name on it.
1. The facilitator forms groups and explains the activity.
2. Each team member is given a Ranking Sheet and is asked to
privately rank the jobs according to the degree of danger in the
job. The most dangerous job is ranked “1” and so on to a rank of
“10” for the least dangerous job.
3. Once the individual rankings have been completed, the team is
asked to develop a team ranking of the jobs. Allow 30 minutes.
4. Distribute Consensus Decision-Making Process Review. Ask each
person to complete the form, but not discuss it.
5. Present the Answer Sheet. The answers should be listed in
column 3 on the ranking sheet. Ask the teams to complete column
4 and 5 including the totals.