Chapter 14. Assessing Concordance and Discordance

This workshop corresponds with Chapter 5, “Collaboration.”

It’s helpful to know how easily the members of a team are influenced by the rest of the membership. When a leader knows if a team has more conformant versus discordant tendencies, it’s easier to determine how closely a team’s decision-making behavior must be managed. When the results of this exercise are shared and discussed with a team, the team may be more open to improving the efficiency of discussing topics and making decisions.


Materials include the following:

• Weight Plot Chart

• Three blank slips of paper per person


The most important element of this exercise is a prepared facilitator who has the confidence and ...

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