Self-organizing organizations allow their members to tackle problems on their own initiative which makes opting for consent-based approaches to decision-making absolutely coherent.

For a change in governance to be validated and applied to the organization, the consent decision mode requires that no core member of the circle opposes an objection to it within the predefined time limit.

A proposal is validated by the team after each member has had the opportunity to ask questions, give feedback and raise one or more objections.

This decision mode differs from the consensus system for which it is necessary to obtain a total unanimity before acting. To obtain the consent of the circle, no one must say no, whereas to obtain consensus, everyone must say yes.


How to configure consent mode for my organization ?

Prerequisite: Be an administrator of the platform.

To configure the consent decision mode settings:

  • Click on your profile icon and go to Administration

  • Click on Circle settings in the left navigation menu

  • Select Consent Mode

  • Edit the number of days after which a proposal is validated if no one has objected

  • Choose to request a comment on the objection of a proposal (optional)

  • Click on Save

Note: A circle may decide to work with another decision-making process and independently customize its settings at its own level. Some circles may work with consent-decision-making process (with different delays) while others with an open validation process.

👉 More about how to personalize your circle's settings


See also

How do I configure circle settings for my organization?

Personalizing my circle's settings

What are decision making settings?

What is consent-based decision making?

How to create, submit and track a proposal?

How to vote on a proposal?

What is a core member of a circle?

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