The degree of agreement you need to have a “consensus” depends on the situation. If a few people are on the sidelines or are reluctant, the group may still continue or decide to work on a new proposal. If unity is very important to this decision, there is only one point aside, which is unacceptable, for example when it comes to deciding on a policy that must be trusted in the implementation of everyone. On the other hand, a slightly less enthusiastic trial might need everyone`s support. Moderator: “Someone else doesn`t agree? No? Okay, I think we have a consensus. Just check – hands up, if you agree with the proposal… Great, we have a consensus, with a reservation. High decisions, such as. B Court decisions of appelal courts always require such explicit documentation. However, approval is still observed and statements by political groups are contrary.

For example, nearly 40% of U.S. Supreme Court decisions are unanimous, although often for a variety of reasons. “The consensus of the vote in the Supreme Court, especially the extreme consensus of unanimity, has often confused court observers who stick to ideological accounts of judicial decisions.” [47] Historical evidence as to whether the views of some judges were suppressed in favour of public unity are at odds. [48] In some groups, particularly networks or coalitions that cannot meet often, submitting fully developed proposals is the agreed process for expediting discussions. In this case, the discussion begins with an assessment of the pros and cons of the proposal and often the best thing that can happen at a meeting is to agree, reject or amend the proposal, but not to recreate a completely new proposal. Such a procedure usually relies on the distribution of proposals in advance for comments and amendments and may require a system of recidivism in the absence of consensus – for example, one more meeting to develop new ideas among those who feel strongest. As blocks are such powerful tools, it is important to be aware of how they can be abused. The block can be abused by someone who simply does not understand the consensus and has not thought about the impact on others. Or someone, consciously or unconsciously, may use the block to gain or gain power or attention.