One of the abilities that self-organized teams have is their ability to make decisions in a collaborative and autonomous way.
Since part of my job is dedicated to promoting these kind of spaces and dynamics within groups and teams, I have done quite a lot of research about it.
A few years ago, I came across a model, which I thought was extremely clear, called The Diamond of the Participatory Decision Making 1.
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1. Kaner, S. (2007). Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (2nd Edition ed.). Jossey-Bass. ↩