There is conflict in small groups, in families and organizations. One of the main reasons for this is that it is not clear who has the last say, meaning who is the decision-maker in what areas.
To eliminate a major source of conflict, be clear who decides on what. Then the group can argue about many things, and everyone will be receptive – because in the end they know who is going to decide on what.
This works well in a family or other small group. Many things can be mutually discussed and argued, but it must be clear who is going to decide on what.
A lot of petty jealousies, finger-pointing and responsibility shirking in organizations can be avoided if it is made clear, who decides on what.
Btw: Committees don’t make decisions. People do.
Thank you …