A vital ingredient for a flourishing community led housing group is an agreed and practiced decision-making process as part of the group’s governance system. It should underpin the process when a group is exploring and developing a model using the Wayshaper toolkit.

Whichever model is used, all group members should understand it and the workshop facilitator should help participants to follow it. Some models which a group might consider:

Majority

Decision by majority of members, generally only useful for very large groups which would preclude full active participation in the core process outside of workshops.

Consensus

Decision by full agreement of all members.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making

Consent

Decision reached without significant objection of any members rather than full positive support, where objections are acknowledged and tackled. A primary example of this approach is Sociocracy, which extends out to organising processes for the group to use when researching options. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociocracy