The Z-Model
© Jolie Bain Pillsbury

A common approach to problem solving can enhance a groupís ability to make decisions together. The Z-Model is such an approach. When used in conjunction with a consensus process, such as Proposal-Based Decision Making (PBDM) , group decision making is more effective.

  1. Use Sensing to gather the facts of the situation.
  2. Use iNtuition to create different options that might address the situation.
  3. Use Thinking to agree on criteria to select the options that will work best.
  4. Use Feeling to assess the impact on people of the implementing the selected option. Revisit and refine your option(s) to address any issues raised during the assessing of impact.

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