Helping teams be happy and effective
Sometimes there are decisons to be made in a team and sometimes we don’t all agree on what to do. If the discussion is dragging on it’s easy to just vote on it and move on.
For a high-performance team this is a mistake. If you want everyone to remain fully commited to the success of the team you cannot afford to trample objections like that.
The standard for teams should be soft consensus:
If you care about your team don’t be impatient; work out a soft consensus.
If you have deep, persistent disagreements you need to seriously consider reforming your team rather than imagine that forcing someone to accept a majority decision will not hurt that persons commitment to the team.