From MindTools: This model was developed by psychologist Dr. Tim Hartnett and published his 2010 book “Consensus-Oriented Decision-Making.” By using the model, you can get everyone in the group involved in developing a solution, so that each person feels ownership of the final decision. This helps you build a more productive, committed team.
The model also encourages people to come up with creative ideas without fear of being judged. This helps the group develops better solutions and make better decisions.
The model is most useful for complex projects and problems, where you need to decide on the best way forward, and where the solution to your problem isn’t clear. However, you can tailor it to a variety of other situations as well.