It's like asking a team of 15 people to birth a baby. 15 different goals. 15 different perspectives. As a leader, you're supposed to nurture these people and pull their good ideas out. You're supposed to spin the threads of each indivdual's ideas into a rope that is stronger than it's constituent parts. Easy right?
And you're expected to get these people to agree on a company strategy? We'd be lucky to pick an agreeable restaurant together.
The good news is that the research is clear. There are proven methods ways to make groups make better decisions. Call it the Dephi Method, call it Team Idea Method Mapping, call it Nominal Group Technique. The bottom line is clear. You will have better results if you:
ForceRank makes people think about priorities, make tradeoffs and propose a plan.
This quarter's major priorities, Which vendor to choose, Where to go for the company picnic. Whatever your question is, ask it quickly provide some choices and send the link to your colleagues.
They can quickly drag and drop the choices you've supplied into their preferred order and you can use this to facilitate the most useful meetings you've ever had.
‛ It takes hardly any time to setup, but the results have lead to huge insights alrady. It's fun and easy to use. I'm using it for my team at work. And even using it on the side to plan a vacation. Using ForceRank has lead to some of the most productive and insightful meetings of my career.