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Published: Wednesday September 30, 2009 12:02 am EDT
Updated: Wednesday April 25, 2012 3:57 pm EDT
Article Length: 198 Words
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The Democratic Decision Model
classification : Plural Deciders
styles: legislative, team, managerial, associative, academic
Decision made by a plurality within a defined group.
- Majority rule
- Easy to understand
- Empowers the majority
- Provides venting opportunities
- Discourages deadlock
- Requires exposition of multiple alternatives
- Time consuming
- Encourages factions
- Yields all power to majority
- Produces conflict
- Does not assure agreement between all parties
Plural deciders are the foundation of democratic rule. This structure provides every interested party the right to participate in discussions and the right to vote for the outcome of his or her choice.
- Official elections
- Corporate governance
- Fraternal societies