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Exercises

1: In the following scene, three managers are seated in the conference room.

Rose: (Frustrated and speaking to Bruce) You know we all have to agree on the new evaluation process. Ms. Stevens is expecting the report tomorrow and you keep holding us up.

Norman: (Mildly frustrated and tired, speaking to Bruce) Honestly, we just don’t think your concerns are all that important.

Bruce: (Defensive) I don’t understand how you can overlook the problems with a computer-based system. I still think a human approach is needed.

Is the team heading for a true consensus? Support your answer with reasons.

2: Which of the following represents a challenge to consensus?
  1. Embracing diverse opinions

  2. Combining viewpoints

  3. Addressing issues

  4. Determining the pace




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