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How to make good group decisions and work collaboratively


This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show (original air date August 24, 2022); no calls will be taken.

From Fortune 500 companies to local civic engagement organizations to the family dinner table, good group decision making can be the difference between achieving a desired outcome or floundering when important work needs to get done. We’ll discuss what makes for good group decision making—what to look for when participating in a meeting, which group dynamics to be on the lookout for, and how best to work toward a desired outcome.

Craig Freshley, professional meeting facilitator, speaker, author; his latest book is Together We Decide: An Essential Guide for Making Good Group Decisions
Joseph McDonnell,interim president, University of Maine – Farmington; professor of policy, planning and management in the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.