Agreement Within A Group
If you have your group agreement, make sure it`s displayed for everyone – ideally, have it written on a whiteboard, paperboard or overhead projector. And don`t forget that newcomers or infirmities didn`t agree, so take the time to explain and ask for their consent to the agreement (you can always do it in one break). If you want to change it, you have a discussion with the whole group until everyone agrees. Multi-level leadership researchers applied direct consensus composition or reference-layer-consensus models for data aggregation at the individual level at a higher level of analysis. The composition of the consensus assumes that there is sufficient consensus within the group regarding the management structure of interest; in the absence of agreement, the entire governance structure is unsustainable. At the same time, guidelines to help leadership researchers make decisions about data aggregation have received little attention. In particular, a discussion of how data aggregation decisions can improve or conceal the theoretical contribution of a study – a central priority of this article – has not been addressed in depth. Recognizing that empirical generalization depends on the accuracy with which aggregation decisions are applied, we examine the often overlooked assumptions associated with the most common consensus statistic used to justify data aggregation – rWG and rWG (J) (James, Demaree and Wolf, 1984). Based on a dataset published as part of a “Leadership Quarterly Special Issue” (Bliese, Halverson, Schriesheim, 2002), we highlight the potential abuse of rWG and rWG (J) as the only statistic justifying aggregation at a higher level of analysis. We conclude with prescriptive implications for promoting consistency in the way leadership research is conducted and reported at multiple levels. There are many ways to create group agreements. To decide to use them, you can consider some of the following: whether the group will work together in the longer term, what is the controversy over the topic of the meeting or workshop, how long you have and how much confidence the group has in you as a mediator. Allow at least 30 minutes to get a group agreement.
Finally, you must seek agreement on all points of the whole group. Keep the agreement for use in future meetings or workshops with the same group, but register each time to make sure everyone is always satisfied. You can, for example, add something to the agreement. Making these decisions as a group is much more effective than having a mediator who imposes “rules” for all. In addition, citizens are much more likely to respect and implement an agreement to which they have contributed. It`s going to make your job as an intermediary a lot easier. In case of problem or conflict, you can use this agreement (for example.B. We all agreed at the beginning that it was better for one person to speak at the same time…). Other ways to establish group agreements may be more appropriate for shorter meetings or workshops or for groups that do not deal with emotional or controversial topics.