Lastly, there is a Consultative style. This style leans more on fundamentals of coaching and leveraging diverse thinking and behavioral inclinations. Here is how it works: Topics are surfaced and prioritized by vote. The person(s) responsible for each item is determined (typically by the senior leader in agreement with the one who will be held accountable), these leaders gather critical information from others for the completion of the project, they lead the effort to provide solutions. Decisions are, therefore, more mature when made, responsibilities for actions are determined, timelines are established and agreed upon, actions are taken and future intermediate meetings review progress. This approach to meetings though more involved than the autocratic approach (or perhaps a little slower on the front end) leads to higher quality decisions in complex fast paced environments.
Note that in this approach individuals who will be held accountable for reaching the goals are assigned before gathering points of view, information and details.
Thanks to Richard Hawkes of Growth River and his article, "How Do you Know That Was A Great Meeting?"
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"Did We Just Have A Good Meeting? I'm Not Sure." (3b):VitalTalks, Vital Behavior & Persuasion
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