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Jobs
PURPOSE:
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.
GROUP SIZE:
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
people.
TIME:
2 hours
PHYSICAL
SETTING:
A room large enough for break-out sessions of 5 to 7 people each.
MATERIALS:
1. Copies of the Ranking Sheet
2. Flipchart and markers
3. Copies of the Consensus Decision-Making Process Review
4.
Answer Sheet
5. Envelopes so that each person has one with his or her name on it.
PROCESS:
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.
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6. Post a flipchart with the scores from each team as follows:
Team A Team B Team C
Average Individual Score
Team Score (column 5)
Difference
7. The facilitator should lead a discussion on the reasons for the
difference between the average individual score and the team
score.
8. Ask each team member to share and discuss their answers on the
Process Review form.
9. The facilitator concludes the session with a discussion on the
learnings from the activity and a lecturette on consensus decision
making. See Activity 45, The Effective Team Member: A
Consensus Activity, for guidelines for reaching a consensus.
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Difference
Between
Step 2 and 3
TEAM SCORE
4
Difference
Between
Step 1 and 3
YOUR SCORE
3
Expert’s
Ranking
2
The
Team’s
Ranking
1
Your
Individual
Ranking
Ranking Sheet
Agricultural worker
Police officer
Deep sea diver
Construction worker
Rancher
Welder
Chemical worker
Miner
Trawler person
Firefighter
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
TOTAL SCORES
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Answer Sheet
1. Deep sea diver
2. Trawler person
3. Miner
4. Construction worker
5. Agricultural worker
6. Welder
7. Chemical worker
8. Police officer
9. Firefighter
10. Rancher

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